Resolution advances recommending House members volunteer as substitute teachers

Published: May 26, 2022

By: Allison Allsop / LSU Manship School News Service

REP. PATRICK Jefferson proposed a bill asking all House members to serve as substitute teachers. (Photo credit: Allison Allsop/LSU Manship School News Service)

BATON ROUGE–A House committee unanimously advanced a resolution Tuesday recommending that all House members volunteer as substitute teachers.

House Resolution 99, authored by Rep. Patrick Jefferson, D-Homer, asks that state representatives have an “immersive experience” in public elementary and secondary schools to inform their policy decisions. 

The resolution also asks that the members report in writing their findings and experiences. 

In 2004, a resolution authored by former Sen. John Alario passed through both chambers. Jefferson called his resolution the “Alario fist bump.” 

Read more at The Franklin Sun

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