La. State Superintendent Holds Town Hall-style Meeting with Teachers

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Educators showed their anxiety Tuesday about the future of their profession under state education reform, which some worried might cause them to lose their livelihoods despite their hard work and genuine care for student success.

Those concerns were aired when some 150 educators listened to state Superintendent John White during a town hall-style meeting at the Vermilion Conference Center.

"The general feel teachers have — and I believe it's because they're so concerned, because they care so much — is teachers are going to end up doing all they can in the classroom and it's going to fall short and they're going to lose their jobs," J. Wallace James Elementary School kindergarten teacher Shannon Richard said. "I'm a parent who's involved with their child's education on a daily basis, and I think we're feeling that maybe if you don't have that participating from parents because they are so important, that might be a child's down fall.

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