Schoolhouse Rocked: Bobby Jindal Brings Real Education Reform To Louisiana...

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    WTG Mr. Jindal! It's time to push the greedy incompetent Teacher Unions/Democrats aside, and save our Public Schools.


    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has always been a man in a hurry. By the age of 20, he was an honors graduate of Brown University with double majors in public policy and biology. By 23, he had completed a Rhodes scholarship at Oxford (having politely declined admission to Yale Law and Harvard Medical School) and taken a position with the prestigious consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

    At 25, he was the youngest-ever secretary of Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals; at 27, he was the executive director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare; at 28, president of the University of Louisiana system. By 30, Jindal was an assistant secretary of Health and Human Services in Washington. Within four years, he’d be sworn in as a U.S. congressman from Louisiana’s First District. Within another three, he’d be governor of the Pelican State.

    Thus, even at the ripe old age of 40, when Bobby Jindal tells you he’s going to do something, it becomes a matter of mathematical certainty. So when Jindal pronounced in his second inaugural address, delivered in January of this year, that “as long as there are children who are not receiving a quality education here in Louisiana — our mission is not accomplished,” it should have served as a heads up to the state’s educational establishment that reform was about to bear down on them with gale force.

    Despite that warning shot, the defenders of the status quo — led by two unions, the Louisiana Association of Educators and the Louisiana Federation of Teachers — were caught flat-footed. And now, Jindal, less than three months after his Inauguration Day promise of root and branch reform to the state’s dysfunctional education system (44 percent of Louisiana schools receive grades of “D” or “F” in the state’s accountability ratings; test performance is in the bottom five nationally), is about to sign some of the most sweeping education reform legislation the nation has ever seen.

    The laws passed by the Louisiana legislature last week read like a conservative education reformer’s wish list. Teacher tenure, which previously required three years of employment, will now be contingent on educators receiving a “highly effective” rating in five out of six consecutive years. Back-to-back “ineffective” ratings will be a firing offense...

    Read more: Schoolhouse rocked: Bobby Jindal brings real education reform to Louisiana | The Daily Caller
     
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    Excellent work which will of course go unmentioned by the mainstream media.

    Governor Kasich in Ohio has a nice success story going as well which we will never hear a peep about unless we go looking.
     
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    I am no Piyush Jindal fan, but this is AWESOME news. Hopefully, his lead can be taken up by other State Governors!
     
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    The MSM is corrupt. It's dominated by like-minded Democrat hacks. They'll say or do anything to protect the lazy greedy Teacher Unions/Democrats. Jindal is making a difference. But don't expect any praise form the corrupt MSM. It just aint gonna happen.
     
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    It's Great News.
     
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    It sure is.
     
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    A common sense approach! Finally! How did he get the unions to agree?

    Have to read the whole article! The big change... Right to work state and the change was dramatic.
     
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    He seems to be somebody that is actually trying to do something...:)
     
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    So the legislature passed new rules....sounds like something should be done down there. Not that big a story....I'm certainly in favor of doubling the length of the Network News, and some real documentaries not about domestic murders LOL. Say, what's in health reform, and why it's needed, or poverty in America, or what's wrong with our jobs, schools in comparison with other countries. but that would be communist lol.
     
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