Obviously the Louisiana Federation of Teachers is disappointed by the high court’s decision. After a district court ruled three times that Act 1 is wholly or in part unconstitutional, we had hoped for a different outcome.
Members at Villa del Rey Elementary School has taken the pledge
I will reclaim the promise of public education—not as it is today or as it was in the past, but as we imagine it for our children—to fulfill our collective obligation to help all children succeed.
I will reclaim the promise to fight for neighborhood public schools that are safe, welcoming places for teaching and learning.
I will reclaim the promise to ensure that teachers and school staff are well-prepared, are supported, have small class sizes, and have time to collaborate so they can meet the individual needs of every child.
Hats off to you Courtney A. Brown. Courtney is the CEO of Somebody’s Answer LLC which presents literary and musical works to enhance, educate and encourage humanity. A prolific author, Courtney has published Letters From A Concerned Friend (Publish America, 2004), BJ Goes to School (Publish America, 2007), In the Process (Lulu.com & Somebody’s Answer LLC, 2011), and now BJ and the Bully (Lulu.com & Somebody’s Answer LLC, 2013).
In addition to being a writer and musician, Courtney has served as a residential counselor, therapeutic foster care case manager, and case manager
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,”
(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.
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.