BESE President Chas Roemer Won’t Seek Re-Election
The president of Louisiana’s top school board won't run for a third term on BESE (Board of Secondary and Elementary Education).
Chas Roemer, originally from Bossier City is proud of his work on BESE, but won't seek another term.
Roemer, who now lives in Baton Rouge issued the following statement:
It has been an honor to serve the people of this district and state and work to improve the quality of education available for all persons, regardless of family income,” Roemer said in a prepared statement.
Roemer did not say why he will not seek another term.
He is considered a backer of most of the public education changes pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal in 2012, including charter schools, tougher teacher tenure laws and other steps.
Roemer is an ally of state Superintendent of Education John White, and both had a very public falling out with Jindal over Common Core.
Roemer and White back the new standards in reading, writing and math.
Jindal, a former Common Core backer, opposes the overhaul.