LFT says “No” to education funding plan

(Baton Rouge – January 6, 2014) Concerned about the legality of some changes to education funding as well as its lack of guaranteed pay raises for educators, Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan today cast one of the only two votes against a plan proposed by the state’s Minimum Foundation Program Task Force.

Religious test on employment application raises concerns, LFT says

(Baton Rouge – December 17, 2013) Public funds should not be sent to any schools that pry into a person’s life and impose employment restrictions like those at Baton Rouge’s Hosanna Christian Academy, Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan said today.

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.