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Teachers seek to oust Louisiana governor over ‘fascist’ policies


Two teachers have launched a recall drive to oust Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) and state House Speaker Chuck Kleckley (R-Lake Charles) from office, the Huffington Post reports. Angie Bonvillain and Brenda Romero, teachers in Calcasieu Parish, have launched recalls for both over the education reform policies recently passed by the legislature. The policies include relaxing teacher tenure rules, increased power for school administrators to fire teachers, tying test scores to teacher performance and the promotion of school vouchers, along with the creation of new charter schools.

“This is not education reform,” Bonvillain said. “It will gut public schools in a lot of ways. We do not feel like this will help education.”

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