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An Excellent public education for all children is an economic necessity, an anchor of democracy, a moral imperative and a fundamental civil right. The LFT’s value-based vision of the promise of public education includes a commitment to fairness, equal opportunity to achieve, accountability at all levels, and access to resources for students, teachers, school employees and higher education faculty.
Tell Gov. Bobby Jindal and Supt. of Education John White they are wrong about teachers and Act 1 of 2012.
AFT President Randi Weingarten and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke at the Washington, D.C., launch of "Higher Ed, Not Debt," a new multiyear campaign advocating for affordable access to higher education for all, without the burden of debt or financial hardship.
A Florida food service worker and AFT member was one of the witnesses at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee on the minimum wage and other economic issues affecting individuals, families and communities.
LFT President Steve Monaghan is on the air across Louisiana with the Federation's message for the upcoming legislative session.
More than 100 Louisiana Federation of Teachers members from New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, East Baton Rouge and other Louisiana cities and parishes turned out for an AFT town hall meeting at a downtown New Orleans hotel on Feb. 12. The town hall gave the members, as well as parents, community activists and others, an opportunity to hear from AFT President Randi Weingarten and Steve Monaghan, president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, and to provide feedback on the Reclaiming the Promise program.