One has to question the legal implications of his making this latest defammatory if not outright libelous attack in its blatant and unmistakable indictment of teachers and their motives. Not only does Supt. White not offer a defense (as if there were one) for the role he played in the design and passage of this legislation but he lets the cat out of the bag that politics could indeed be the reason for the push for "reform" and the resulting legislative debacle.
I would submit that Superintendent White needs to retract and clarify his statement and that he offers more than one apology to the professional educators and the association that REPRESENTS THEM!!
This was a juvenile attempt to save face Mr. White! You should hope that your testimony in court will serve you and your case better. Then again maybe you should plead the 5th.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rene' Greer, (225) 342-3600, Fax: (225) 342-0193
STATEMENT FROM STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION JOHN WHITE
Reference: Lawsuits filed by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers (LFT)
"The LFT is preventing parents from doing what they think is best for their children. It's time to return our focus to teaching and classrooms, but the LFT keeps dragging us back to politics and courtrooms."
State Superintendent of Education