Tenure changes still spark debate

Article By: Will Sentell | February 10, 2014 | Originally Posted on theadvocate.com

Just before the start of the 2012 legislative session, Gov. Bobby Jindal called out Louisiana’s public school teachers.

Tenure laws had to be overhauled, Jindal said, because teachers enjoyed extraordinary job protection if they “merely survived for three years” and could not lose it “short of selling drugs in the workplace.”

The governor’s remarks infuriated educators, who called his comments “really ugly,” and some remain angry today.

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