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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.
(Baton Rouge – February 28, 2013) Describing today’s release of a proposed Minimum Foundation Program formula as an attempted end run around the State Constitution, Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan urged lawmakers to declare it dead on arrival when the legislature convenes on April 8.
(Baton Rouge – February 22, 2013) Today’s announcement of yet another standstill budget for public education left the president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers shaking his head in bewilderment.
Update: The hearing for a new trial has been rescheduled and will be held on Monday, March 4, in Baton Rouge's 19th Judicial District Court.
(Baton Rouge – January 24, 2013) A Baton Rouge district judge has agreed to rehear arguments that one of Governor Bobby Jindal’s signature education acts violates a constitutional prohibition on bundling multiple objectives in one piece of legislation.
Act 1 tied virtually every aspect of a teacher’s professional life, from salaries to tenure to termination, to a new evaluation system. But it also changed several sections of law dealing with the powers of school boards and superintendents.