It should not be difficult to find qualified individuals for the job. Our concern is with the policies that a new superintendent will champion. We are hopeful that the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the governor will search for a superintendent with proven experience as a classroom leader, and who is willing to listen to the concerns of teachers.
While Mr. Pastorek’s personal style often brought him into conflict with some in the education community, we understand that it is policy, not personality, that counts in the long run.
Governor Jindal now has an opportunity to meet with the stakeholders in public education, including those who have had policy differences with Mr. Pastorek. BESE’s choice for a replacement will speak volumes about the direction they expect to take for public schools and the children whose future depends on the jobs done by the teachers and staff in those schools.”
Bayoubuzz Newsletter - Sign Up Below
Latest from Bayoubuzz Staff
- Louisiana Business: Baton Rouge outlook, New Orleans #2 favorite, Edwards to Harvard
- Crouere: Charbonnet needs white votes, deal with Torres, Super PACS
- Crouere: Charbonnet needs to go after Cantrell in Torres-sideshow, New Orleans Mayors Race
- Louisiana Governor Edwards joins other states governors urging Congress for vote on healthcare bill
- Early voting, black vote, ad buys play big role in Louisiana Treasurer Race