Louisiana teacher organization has problems with Governor Jindal's preposed education reform plan
POSTED: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 5:39pm
UPDATED: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 6:49pm
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan spoke to the Press Club of Baton Rouge today.
The topic was Governor Jindal's new education plan, and ways that he thinks it can be greatly improved.
Monaghan said the plan released by Jindal last week is misleading, and went on to say that Jindal blames teachers for the quality of education.
Monaghan said teachers want the governor to stop trying to bring politics into education.
"To teachers, it's - wait a minute, why concentrate or put in the public's mind that seed, why not speak truly of your appreciation and have the speech follow that stream," stated Monaghan.
He also said the second biggest problem with Jindal's plan is teacher pay scale. In Jindal's plan, teachers with better performance levels get paid more, while teachers with more experience do not get any credit for their years on the job.