Teacher Tenure Tied to Job Performance
One of Jindal’s proposals that has won the ire of local teachers’ unions involves the way teachers are hired and granted tenure. According to the Daily Comet, the bill would shift the responsibility of hiring new teachers to principals and superintendents, rather than school boards. The bill would also make significant changes to current teacher tenure procedures, which are tied to evaluations every year for three years. Current evaluations rank teachers as either satisfactory or unsatisfactory, which makes it difficult to weed ineffective teachers out from the rest.