Today, over 100 local elected officials including school board members, sheriffs, parish presidents, mayors, policy jury members, city council members, aldermen and assessors endorsed Governor Bobby Jindal's plan for reforming Louisiana's schools.
In a joint statement, the elected officials listed below said "The status quo is failing far too many of our kids and it's clear that our state must better prepare our kids for success in the classroom and in life. The Governor's plan to empower parents with more choice, reward highly effective teachers and give local school leaders more flexibility to innovate is necessary to give every Louisiana child the opportunity to a great education. We encourage our respective representatives in the State House and State Senate to join us in supporting Governor Jindal's bold education reform proposals."
Governor Jindal said, "There is nothing more important to our state's future than education reform. I'm proud to have these local elected officials on board to support education reforms that will give every child the opportunity to a great education that will help them pursue their dreams right here at home in Louisiana."