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(Baton Rouge – May 7, 2014) The Lafayette Parish Superintendent of Schools probably has no legal authority to fine teachers who submit resignations before the end of the school year, says a legal expert consulted by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers.
The State Superintendent of Education has released a study claiming that students overwhelmingly prefer taking the high-stakes PARCC test online, and that they believe the new Common Core-aligned test is “easier or about the same as their current schoolwork,” according to this article.
Others, from local school superintendents to principals to parents and teachers, have big problems with the way PARCC is being implemented.
In spite of the superintendent’s reassurances, they say many schools do not have the technology or the infrastructure necessary to support online testing.
Thanks in large part to a strong show of unity among public sector employees, an effort to silence the voices of teachers, school employees and other public servants was stopped in its tracks on Wednesday.
Highly recognized, good teachers are receiving poor evaluations because of a grossly flawed value-added algorithm that should be changed, seven Houston teachers and the Houston Federation of Teachers say in an unprecedented lawsuit.
(Baton Rouge – April 18, 2014) This statement was released by Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan this morning:
The governor’s office has announced that a substitute bill, HB 987 by Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Bossier City), has been introduced and contains language aimed at resolving certain concerns about the process outlined in Act 1 (2012) for disciplining and dismissing teachers.
A message from LFT President Steve Monaghan
As the legislature returns to Baton Rouge for the 2014 regular session, let’s assess where we’ve been, where we are, and where we should be going.