For those of you that don't live down here in the bayou boot, you may not be aware of how our beloved (note the sarcasm) governor. He basically wants to cut out teacher pensions and tenure, start a voucher program so that kids can all go to private schools (I've already had 4 parents who has said they are going send their kids to private schools next year), and finally, all teachers, at least those that teach core subjects will be evaluated and retained based on the scores their students get on tests.
Needless to say, the sheer thought of all this caused quite the outrage. There were even protests, but it did no good, because somehow all this was signed into law. My theory is that the dumpkopf governor bought the votes to pass it, or has something on all the people that voted yes.
Here is a very well written opinion of what is going on that you all may enjoy, or find yourself infuriated by.
So, what do you think of this whole thing? I'm thinking it is time to head across the border to Texas or over to Florida. At least there they actually consult teachers before making sweeping "reforms" to education.
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