State's largest teachers union offers alternate ideas to Act 1 law

State's largest teachers union offers alternate ideas to Act 1 law
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POSTED: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 6:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 6:04pm

The biggest teachers union in the state is now pushing its own ideas for changing the controversial teacher tenure law.

Another judge ruled that parts of Act 1 are unconstitutional this week. Now, the Louisiana Association of Educators is making its own suggested changes to the system.

They said that they'd like to replace the system that now reviews teachers with their own system that they’ve dubbed "TEAM".

LAE leaders said that they're not trying to get rid of Act 1, but instead are just trying to make it work.

"We need to look at the value-added model, the lack of multiple measures for assessing what teachers do in the classroom and gain some clarity around student learning targets,” stated LAE President Debbie Meaux.

The union leaders are also hoping to revamp the due process portion of the legislation.

Meaux said she'll be meeting with Superintendent John White tomorrow. She said they'll hopefully be talking about Act 1.

  

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