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Louisiana treasurer serves as substitute teacher

Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy substitute teaches a class in Port Allen. (Source: WAFB) Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy substitute teaches a class in Port Allen. (Source: WAFB)
PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy took a step into the life of a public school teacher in Port Allen on Monday. 

For the past 10 years, Kennedy has taken a couple of days out of his busy schedule to be a substitute teacher.

The idea came to him in a legislative meeting about education. He wondered when was the last time any of those legislators stepped foot into a public school. Not too long after, he was filling in for an 11th grade chemistry teacher at Lee High School.

"I do it to remind myself what it's like to be a teacher and what it's like to be a kid today, as we try to make policy for elementary and secondary education," Kennedy said.

He explained that being a substitute has opened his eyes and he encourages anyone interested in improving education to give it a try.

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