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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.
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!
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."
Education historian Diane Ravitch and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education President Chas Roemer debated the way education is being overhauled in Louisiana on Thursday, March 14. Roemer, defending the status quo of Gov. Jindal’s reforms, was clearly outmatched.
The Louisiana Library Association has named Calcasieu Parish librarian Melonie LeMay as Library Media Specialist of the Year.
The LFT has spelled out six specific objections to the $3.46 billion formula approved by BESE on March 8. The Federation was the only teacher organization to speak in opposition to the Minimum Foundation Program proposal.