Best known as the person who returned order and safety to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, retired Army Lt. General Russel Honoré will deliver the keynote address at the 50th annual Louisiana Federation of Teachers’ convention in Alexandria on Monday, November 25.
LFT President Steve Monaghan has given the news media a report on the Federation's agenda for the 2013 legislative session. To see the presentation in its entirety, please click here.
One of Gov. Bobby Jindal's fiercest critics is coming to Baton Rouge!
If you have ever seen her blog or her Washington Post articles, you know that Diane Ravitch strongly disagrees with Governor Bobby Jindal's approach to education reform. And she has the research and data to back it up!
(December 17, 2012) After hearing arguments in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of controversial new education initiative, a Baton Rouge judge said that he will rule on the case at 1:30 PM Tuesday, December 18.
The AFT and First Book announced that they have distributed 1 million new, free children's books to public schools and to community and educational groups nationwide serving children in low-income families.
The latest results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) drive home what has become abundantly clear: While the intentions may have been good, a decade of top-down, test-based schooling created by No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top—focused on hyper-testing students, sanctioning teachers and closing schools—has failed to improve the quality of American public education, AFT President Randi Weingarten says.
The AFT and The Weinstein Company brought the story of Nelson Mandela's life and his message of social justice, reconciliation and leadership to Los Angeles public high school students with a screening of the film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the necessity of making early childhood education a priority in this country.
The entire AFT family is heartbroken by the loss of life and devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan, and the AFT is prepared to help any way we can with recovery efforts, says AFT President Randi Weingarten.
The AFT is urging Congress to act quickly on landmark bipartisan legislation that could deliver on a promise too long deferred—investments that will help put prekindergarten within the reach of every American family.