Jindal, business leaders discuss education reform

Education

POSTED: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 7:45pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 7:49pm

Governor Bobby Jindal meets with Louisiana business leaders today at the Governor’s Mansion to talk education reform.

The main focus was drawing attention to the education issues coming up this legislative session.

Governor Jindal said education reform will be his top priority this session.

The Governor’s plan will focus on rewarding those teachers who show good results, regardless of tenure. Meanwhile, he wants each student to have more options on where they attend class.

"Every classroom is different. A child may benefit from online classes. A child may flourish in a traditional public school or a charter school - the point is to give them more options than they have today,” stated Jindal.

“A lot of people have worked very hard in education reform,” said Dan Juneau with the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry. “We got off the bottom. We are not 50 anymore we 47 and that is not good enough. We have a long way to go. "

Governor Jindal says his plan would help more than the education system. He says it's also sway to deter kids from getting in trouble. 

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