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After serving the union she founded for 38 years, Tangipahoa Federation of Teachers President Doris Flanagan announced her retirement at a meeting of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers Executive Board on April 6.
(New Orleans - March 19) For more than an hour on Tuesday, attorneys for the Louisiana Federation of Teachers and others explained to the State Supreme Court why a district judge ruled one of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s assaults on public education unconstitutional.
(Baton Rouge – March 4, 2013) In a stunning setback for the Jindal administration, a Baton Rouge district judge today ruled the entirety of an act governing teacher tenure, evaluations, salaries and more to be unconstitutional.
“It is universally known there are huge problems with this system, and the system is currently being tweaked,” (LFT President Steve) Monaghan said. “Nonetheless, there is still an unrelenting persistence to defend the system by any means necessary, including the use of suspect data to impugn the quality of teachers who are fed up and are voting with their feet.”
BESE adopts changes to Bulletin 741, with minor modifications
Perhaps influenced by thousands of e-mails, telephone calls and personal contacts, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education made some modest adjustments to proposed rule changes affecting Bulletin 741, the School Administrators’ Handbook.
Public schools should be made safer without turning them into armed camps, Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan told a legislative committee meeting in the aftermath of a horrific school shooting in Connecticut.