Major changes are heading to public schools across Louisiana. K through 12 education reforms are Governor Bobby Jindal's top priority for 2012.
Some of the reforms are slated to kick off fall of next year. The biggest reform would be the controversial plan for teacher evaluations.
The governor visited North Desoto Middle School in Stonewall, because the school already has an evaluation system in place. The governor wants to use Desoto Parish as a model for other school systems in the state.
Lee says, "It's controversial. It's attention getting. It's serious."
Desoto Parish Schools have also implemented master teachers and mentor teachers. The governor also wants the school system to serve as a model because three-fourths of students are at or above grade level, while the state average is only two-thirds.
He also plans to visit other schools across the state to come up with more ways to reform the states' education system.