BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Louisiana's education leaders met in Baton Rouge to talk about ways to fix what's happening in classrooms across the state. At the Education Summit, several panalists offered up ideas to tackle hot topic issues, like public education, charter schools, teacher tenure, and vouchers.
Then, they turned the microphone over to the public to hear parents and local teachers think Louisiana education should look like.
Many of the people that took the opportunity to speak at the summit say they want to see more parent involvement. They want to be able to hold teachers and schools accountable. They'd like to see more money added to the school systems.
The goal of the summit was to create a reform plan that everyone can agree on. That plan will go before Governor Bobby Jindal and state lawmakers.