Students on Education Reform
BATON ROUGE- A handful of Glen Oaks High School students, opposed to Governor Bobby Jindal's school reform agenda, are sharing their dislikes with the community.
The "Voices Against the Reform" group told about 100 other students, parents and school leaders they feel the governor's plan doesn't consider every student and gives more opportunity to run away from the problems in schools, than to fix them.
State Superintendent John White says Jindal's ideas for change have come directly from both successful and failing classrooms.
"This plan is all about how do we strengthen our schools, all of our schools, to make sure they're doing what's necessary for our children," he said, "And children will tell you that the best thing we can do is making sure every single teacher in that school is working and doing everything they can on behalf of kids."
On Monday, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, (D) Louisiana, shared her approval of the governor taking on education reform as his top priority this year. At the same time, she expressed similar concerns as the Glen Oaks students did, in regards to the voucher program.
Dozens of bills for and against the governor's plan head into action next week, when session starts.