Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday he will support bills that would reduce the value of student test results in teacher evaluations and make it easier for teachers to earn a form of job protection called tenure.As we saw in the special session, House Republicans are doing everything they can this year to attack Edwards ahead of next year's election. Ordinarily, they'd be fine beating up on some teachers in service of that cause. This might not be the best year for them to try that.
Those and other proposals will be debated when the Louisiana Legislature begins its 2018 regular legislative session on Monday at noon.
Thursday, March 08, 2018
This is probably not a great time to go messing with teachers
They're seeing their unions come under attack in court. They were pushed all the way to the wall in West Virginia. They're talking about pushing back in Arizona. This might not be a good time for adventurous state legislators in Louisiana to go poking a bear... no matter how much they may hate the Governor.