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Friday, May 8, 2020

Take the poll! – Educate Louisiana

Take the poll! – Educate Louisiana

Take The Poll!

In its quest to hire a new superintendent of education, the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education conducted a survey to gather input from the public in regards to the priorities that should be considered.
More than 7000 responses were received on the BESE poll which asked participants to indicate their priorities under three basic categories: Actions, Skills, and Characteristics possessed by the candidates with the following results.
Actions: 51% of the participants indicated “Providing every student with enriching experiences and a well-rounded education that is recognized in the state’s accountability system” was most important to them.
Skills: 88% of participants indicated that “Deep knowledge of K-12 policy and practice, and experience working in the field” was the most important skill desired in a future superintendent.
Characteristics: 63% of participants indicated that it was important for the next superintendent to “Inspire the educational system through leadership, and setting the right tone through leading by example.”
To see the public results of BESE’s survey, click here —-> BESE Superintendent Search Public Survey
BESE has also provided links to lengthy interviews with the individual candidates, along with resumes and cover letters at this link—->Superintendent Candidate Interviews
Thanks to the diligent work of Cynthia Posey, Louisiana Federation of Teachers, the candidate information has been summarized in an easy to compare graph, below.

Illustration by Cynthia Posey, Louisiana Federation of Teachers. CONTINUE READING: Take the poll! – Educate Louisiana