November 22, 2011

Jindal gets new conservative BESE

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal says he is happy with the new "conservative" Board of Elementary and Secondary Education after this fall's elections, and he's confident it will elect his favorite, Recovery School District Superintendent John White, as the next superintendent of education.

But at least two of the new members whom he is counting on for votes say they're not ready to commit to White. And one Jindal supporter who was re-elected says he wants to look at all the candidates before deciding.

The governor said at a news conference Monday that after his own re-election, "BESE elections were our top priority. Improving education for our children is our top priority."  Read more.


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