Trump's budget takes a meat cleaver to public education

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.

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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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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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LFT endorses Foster Campbell for Senate

(Baton Rouge – September 7, 2016) Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell has earned the support of the 20,000 member Louisiana Federation of Teachers in his campaign for the United States Senate, LFT Interim President Larry Carter announced today.

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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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Weingarten speaks on the future of public education

In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., AFT President Randi Weingarten juxtaposed two approaches for education that would have vastly different consequences for America's students. Either build on the bipartisan consensus of the Every Student Succeeds Act to provide all families with access to great neighborhood public schools, or promote the dangerous, destructive approaches that Donald Trump's education secretary nominee advocates to undermine and privatize public education.

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