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Governor Edwards needs our support as he fights to save education and other public services from drastic cuts proposed by Rep. Lance Harris (R-Alexandria).

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$29 Million cut would devastate public education

 (January 19, 2017) A Republican plan to cut nearly $29 million from public education’s Minimum Foundation Program would devastate our cash-strapped education system, Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Larry Carter said today.

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LFT mourns passing of Elsie Burkhalter

The Louisiana Federation of Teachers mourns the passing of Elsie Burkhalter, who founded the St. Tammany Federation of Teachers and School Employees and served as Vice President of both the LFT and the American Federation of Teachers.

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BESE Report December 2016

Citing state law, and despite please from students and community members, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to pull the charters of two struggling New Orleans charter schools and one in Baton Rouge.

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LFT helps refurnish flooded schools

(November 1, 2016) While many still scramble to get their homes in order after the August flood, the Ascension parish school district is also dealing with wide spread damage.

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Tammany educators approve new contract

(Covington – October 20, 2016) Nearly 200 teachers and school employees met Tuesday night to unanimously approve a new contract between the St. Tammany Federation of Teachers and School Employees and the parish school board.

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