Superintendent plans teacher town hall meetings
BATON ROUGE - Superintendent of Education John White is setting up meetings across the state with teachers and education leaders to talk about education changes in the works.
White announced Thursday that he's planned 22 meetings in 16 cities, starting with two events in New Orleans. Half of those meetings will be town hall-style sit-downs with public school teachers.
White is charged with creating several sweeping changes to public education recently pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal and passed by lawmakers.
That includes a revamp of teacher tenure that makes it more difficult to reach the job protection status, a new evaluation system for teachers, the expansion of charter schools and the enlargement of a voucher program that uses tax dollars to pay for private school tuition.
The meetings will continue through May 17.
Here is a list of the upcoming meetings: