Commentary: LEAP Results Bolster Case for Charters; Will Legislature Follow Suit?

By Jamison Beuerman
While State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek is forced to put a positive spin on the minute improvement on statewide test scores this year, there is a silver lining in the form of astonishing charter school success. A small percentage drop in state-wide LEAP scores, accompanied by a single percentage point improvement when all three...

TAGS: BESE, Charter Schools, Frank Hoffman, Jane Smith, LEAP, public schools, Recovery School District

Commentary: Grading the Teachers on Student Performance

By Jamison Beuerman
A promising new bill introduced into the Louisiana State Legislature aims to hold public school teachers accountable for classroom progress. House Bill 1033 (introduced by Rep. Frank Hoffman) “would require annual evaluations for teachers starting in the fall of 2011, and pave the way for their dismissal if they fail repeated reviews.” If properly implemented...

TAGS: Education Reform, Frank Hoffman, HB 1033, Jeffrey Sadow, Louisiana Legislature

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