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Cedric Richmond, Brett Geymann and Marshall Jones win approval
(Baton Rouge – September 8, 2016) The Louisiana Federation of Teachers has endorsed candidates for three Congressional seats to be chosen in the November 8 election, according to LFT Interim President Larry Carter.
(Baton Rouge – October 5, 2016) Louisiana Federation of Teachers Interim President Larry Carter has been named to Governor John Bel Edwards’ advisory panel on the Every Student Succeeds Act, a federal education law aimed at improving student performance in public schools.
(February 23, 2017) A legislative compromise that plugs the state’s $304 million budget hole with a combination of spending cuts and use of Rainy Day Fund money is the best deal that lawmakers could reach with Gov. John Bel Edwards, Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Larry Carter said today.
“The governor was able to keep his promise not to cut public education funds,” Carter said. “Faced with a range of bad choices and few good ones, this is the best deal that we could get.”
The 2018 budget proposal "takes a meat cleaver to public education" and ignores promised investments in the types of skills, training and other vital family supports that Trump rode to the White House in 2016, AFT President Randi Weingarten says.
(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.
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.