LFT Disaster Relief Effort

Let us know how you’re doing! The Louisiana Federation of Teachers wants to hear from members who have been affected by the recent floods.

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you as we fight to recover from this disaster. This Web page includes links to sites that can help, including a form for LFT members to complete. It will help us assess the needs of our brothers and sisters. We have put together a resource page for our members as they begin to begin to identify needs and next steps.

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Michigan Legislature lashes out at Detroit schools

The Michigan House of Representatives, ignoring fierce opposition from the Democratic minority, passed a dead-of-night financial aid package for Detroit Public Schools that had been twisted into a partisan screed against Detroit teachers and school employees.

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How the teacher shortage could turn into a crisis

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the looming teacher shortage our public schools face and how we can address the challenge before it turns into a crisis.

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Momentum builds for graduate workers' unions

As it gathers momentum, the movement to organize graduate assistants could well overturn old policies barring private college and university graduate workers from unionizing, and pave the way for guaranteed workers' rights in the future.

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A fight for the very soul of our country

In her most recent column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten talks about the need for our country to return to the kind of thoughtful yet passionate discourse and engagement in civic life that's been far too rare lately.

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