Lawmakers discuss school employees and the Jindal agenda

A panel of lawmakers agreed Saturday that the Jindal administration’s agenda hurts school employees and their families. Five members of the House of Representatives spoke at the Louisiana Federation of Teachers’ annual Paraprofessional and School Related Personnel Conference in Baton Rouge.

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BESE Report: June 2013

“Course Choice” robs funds from at-risk programs

A scandal-plagued program adopted by the legislature in 2012 will be funded by taking money dedicated to at-risk prekindergarten students and other initiatives aimed at improving student performance.

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On Wednesday, YOU won in Baton Rouge!

Thanks in large part to the thousands of e-mails, phone calls and personal contacts that you have made with lawmakers, the House Education Committee on Wednesday approved a bill to delay the implementation of punitive elements of the teacher evaluation plan for another year.

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Legislative Resources 2013

Here is your best source of information for all things legislative during the 2013 regular legislative session. On this page you will find the LFT Weekly Legislative Digest, information about the Federation's legislative agenda, a bill chart following important legislation and more. The page will be updated frequently, so please check back often!

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Tenure bill rehashes fight from 2012

Certainly no one wants to repeat the 2012 Legislative Session, right?

Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan said SB 89 suggests that the Governor is "doubling down on flawed policy borne of bad politics."

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