The Office of Group benefits scandal: what is being done; what can be done.
Louisiana spends hundreds of millions of dollars on tests that can unfairly and inaccurately compare and label our children, our teachers and our schools.
An “apples-to-apples” comparison is impossible and it shouldn’t be the goal of education. Our focus should be on deciding what our children need to know and on instruction. The purpose of testing should be to learn if children know what they should to be successful in life.
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Report It: Tell us about your COMPASS experience!
Teachers are understandably concerned about this new process. The Louisiana Federation of Teachers has filed suit to halt it. But until that lawsuit is settled, COMPASS will be a big part of your professional life.
Whether you are a member in need of assistance, or just want to report what is happening, LFT would like your feedback on the evaluation system.
Two members of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers Executive Council – Joe Potts and Robert Lawyer - are running for election to seats on the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana Board of Trustees. Ballots have been mailed to TRSL members, and the deadline to vote is 4:30 P.M. Friday, June 27.
UPDATE: The House of Representatives rejected SH 636 on Wednesday afternoon. The final vote count was 30 FOR, 63 AGAINST and 11 ABSENT.
Congratulations to all those who worked so hard to preserve local control of our schools!
Educators are urged to visit the capitol at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, May 28. The House of Representatives will consider SB 636 by Sen. Bodi White (R-Central). The bill unfairly singles out the East Baton Rouge Parish school system to be radically restructured.
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.
We can turn our attention from destructive policies and refocus on the importance of an excellent public education for all. Please click here to learn more and help the Louisiana Federation of Teachers explain to our leaders what reclaiming the promise of public education means!
LFT is widely recognized as the most effective representative for teachers and school employees. That's why the Federation is our state's largest education organization.
Every choice has a consequence. Too many choices made by our leaders have had bad consequences for our schools and our state.