Teachers fight law that ID's low-performing schools
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Outside Seneca High School, teachers wanted to make their voices heard. They rallied to make the point that they're sick and tired of the negative labels of failing schools.
"It's impacting everyone inside that building to be labeled that way. You don't want to wear your school shirt because 'ooh, you go to that school' and that's not what's happening in that building," said Teresa Ohlmann, Seneca High School teacher.
Some Seneca teachers are fighting a state law that identifies low-performing schools. It also allows the state to come up with a plan to turn them around. Six JCPS schools identified as being among the lowest performing in the state last year went through major overhauls, including new teachers and principals.
Teachers said schools, educators and parents should be making those decisions, not lawmakers.