With the November election less than five weeks away, Louisville’s teachers have endorsed Democratic mayoral candidate Greg Fischer, citing his vision to help improve public education. The Jefferson County Teachers Association, which represents 6,000 teachers, librarians, speech clinicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists, said the Louisville businessman has the insight to move the city forward.
“Teachers touch all our lives and are the foundation on which we build our community,” Fischer said in a press release. “I am honored that the teachers believe in me and my campaign.”
The mayor has no formal authority over public school policy, however the Fischer campaign has released a plan for improving education that includes developing vibrant after-school programs, putting a nurse in every school and creating a program called Every 1 Knows that works with parents, in their workplaces and at their houses of worship, to get them the information about raising their children and to help plan for higher education.