LFT had warned state about voucher accountability

Audit slamming voucher schools is no surprise, LFT president says

(Baton Rouge – December 17, 2013) A legislative auditor’s report criticizing state oversight of the controversial school voucher scheme was foreseen by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers more than a year ago, Federation President Steve Monaghan said today.

PISA’s lessons for Louisiana

(Baton Rouge – December 6, 2013) Louisiana’s decision makers should pay attention to the lessons that can be learned from a new international comparison of student achievement, Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan said today.

BESE Report - December 2013

Reacting to an avalanche of complaints from the LFT, parents, school boards and others, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to stagger the implementation of Common Core standards, which will now not go into full effect until the 2025 school year. Previously, Common Core was slated to be fully operational by 2016.

Teachers, not formula, deserve praise, LFT says

(Baton Rouge – October 24, 2013) Today’s release of so-called school report cards by the State Department of Education affirmed what should have never been in question: Louisiana students reap the benefits provided by teachers dedicated to the education of children.