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LFT responds to Roemer's "apples-to-apples" speech

LFT President Steve Monaghan: “Let’s talk about the inherent unfairness of comparing Louisiana children with children in other states, given the current chaos and the documented failure to prepare students, parents, and teachers for these changes,”

LFT tells BESE: Suspend high-stakes testing

(Baton Rouge – July 29, 2014) Moments after the state’s highest education board voted today to sue Gov. Bobby Jindal for blocking the funds to pay for Common Core testing, LFT President Steve Monaghan urged the board to suspend high-stakes testing until the controversy is resolved.

Classrooms of Fear - Keith Bromery Interview

Discipline in the classroom

As a result of the "Discipline in Schools" survey that The Federation released to the media, the district has agreed to work with us to improve the safety at your workplace. 

We are in the process of forming a Discipline Advisory Committee. The goal of this committee is to create ideas on how we can work together with the district as it relates to student discipline and school safety. 

This volunteer committee will meet with the Superintendent and his staff specifically on matters pertaining to positive school climate and student discipline within our district.

Politics and Policy: Irreconcilable differences?

(Baton Rouge - July 18, 2014) The political feud between Gov. Bobby Jindal and Superintendent of Education John White must be resolved quickly so that teachers and their students can get down to the work of education, Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan said today.

Heavily amended "Red Tape" act advances

Mr. Carnell Washington, president of the East Baton Rouge Federation, speaks to an overflow crowd of educators as witnesses.The Senate Education Committee, on Friday approved a heavily-amended version of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s pet legislation, the so-called “Red Tape Reduction and Local Waiver Empowerment Program,” HB 1368 by Rep. Jane Smith (R-Bossier City).