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(Baton Rouge – January 29, 2016) Leaders of the state’s two largest public education organizations are expressing concern over the appointment of State Representative Nancy Landry as chairperson of the House Education Committee. Speaker of the House Taylor Barras announced the appointment late Thursday afternoon.
In her most recent column appearing in the New York Times, which came out the day before the nation celebrated the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., AFT President Randi Weingarten talks about the damage being done to our country by increasingly partisan rancor and bitter disagreements.
BESE Report – January 2016
MFP faces $20 million shortfall this year
Former Lt. Governor and current Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne visited BESE to administer oaths of office to members, but also brought a warning about the state’s dire financial situation.
(Baton Rouge - January 5, 2016) Governor-elect John Bel Edwards today announced his three appointments to the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
“I did not create this breeze of hope that’s blowing across our state,
but I did catch it. The people chose hope over scorn.”
-Governor-elect John Bel Edwards
What could be better than a fresh “breeze of hope” blowing across Louisiana during this holiday season?
It was only natural. The Louisiana Federation of Teachers was the first organization to publicly endorse Governor-elect John Bel Edwards in what seemed like a long-shot bid for the governor’s mansion. Edwards returned the favor on November 22, when he made his first public address since the election to the LFT’s 51st annual convention in Lake Charles.