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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.

Please click here to report your COMPASS experience.

Tell our leaders: More teaching. Less testing!

Tell our leaders: End the obsession with testing!

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.

Click here to learn more and send a message to leaders in Baton Rouge!

Listen to LFT President Steve Monaghan discuss the controversy swirling in the state capitol.

Vote Joe Potts and Robert Lawyer for TRSL Board!

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.


Act now to save local control of schools!

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.

Is your school ready for PARCC?

Click here to take the survey!

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.

What do you say? Please click here and answer a short survey about your school’s readiness for online high-stakes testing.

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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.