(January 19, 2017) A Republican plan to cut nearly $29 million from public education’s Minimum Foundation Program would devastate our cash-strapped education system, Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Larry Carter said today.
The Louisiana Federation of Teachers mourns the passing of Elsie Burkhalter, who founded the St. Tammany Federation of Teachers and School Employees and served as Vice President of both the LFT and the American Federation of Teachers.
(November 1, 2016) While many still scramble to get their homes in order after the August flood, the Ascension parish school district is also dealing with wide spread damage.
The Louisiana Federation of Teachers is urging voters to support Constitutional Amendment #3, an important part of the state legislature’s effort to fix the budget, when they go to the polls on November 8.
Cedric Richmond, Brett Geymann and Marshall Jones win approval
(Baton Rouge – September 8, 2016) The Louisiana Federation of Teachers has endorsed candidates for three Congressional seats to be chosen in the November 8 election, according to LFT Interim President Larry Carter.
(Baton Rouge – September 7, 2016) Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell has earned the support of the 20,000 member Louisiana Federation of Teachers in his campaign for the United States Senate, LFT Interim President Larry Carter announced today.
(Baton Rouge – May 31, 2013) The Louisiana Supreme Court today handed down a ruling vacating a lower court decision that Act 1 of 2012 violated the single object provision of the Louisiana Constitution, and remanding the case to the 19th Judicial District Court for a rehearing.
After conferring with counsel, Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan said that he believes Judge Caldwell made the correct ruling, and that the LFT will be prepared to argue the case again when it is scheduled.
(Baton Rouge – May 7, 2013) The State of Louisiana may not use funds dedicated to public education to pay the tuition for students in private and religious schools, the State Supreme Court ruled today.
“The state’s highest court affirmed what we believed all along,” said Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan. “Our constitution clearly states that public education’s Minimum Foundation Program is reserved for public schools and public school systems.
Thanks in large part to the thousands of e-mails, phone calls and personal contacts that you have made with lawmakers, the House Education Committee on Wednesday approved a bill to delay the implementation of punitive elements of the teacher evaluation plan for another year.
A joint statement from Louisiana Federation of Teachers Interim President Larry Carter and Louisiana Association of Educators President Debbie Meaux
We urge all of our leaders to remain focused on restoring Louisiana’s public school system, and to stand wary of any attempts by outsiders to take advantage of this crisis. We simply cannot risk handing over our locally controlled schools to private entities looking to cash in on this unfortunate situation.