Roemer: Public education needs restructuring
by Zach Parker - posted Thursday, February 14th, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
Board of Elementary and Secondary Education president Chas Roemer proposes restructuring the state Department of Education and he would like to see more charter schools in Louisiana.
That was the thrust of Roemer's remarks last week at the Monroe Rotary Club's weekly luncheon.
The Department of Education, the BESE board and local school boards have contributed to a bureaucratic nightmare in public education and they prevent schools from implementing changes that are necessary to help students excel, according to Roemer.
Roemer said education is the number one issue in Louisiana with 235,000 students scoring below grade level.