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Supreme Court to rule on Jindal’s education law

(Baton Rouge – August 29, 2014) The Louisiana Supreme Court will consider Governor Bobby Jindal’s appeal of a ruling that Act 1 of 2012, the so-called teacher “talent act,” violates the State Constitution on Friday, September 5.

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PARCC decision fails to address real issues

(Baton Rouge – August 20, 2014) Tuesday’s court ruling against the Jindal administration’s effort to block tests linked to Common Core State Standards fails to address the real issues facing teachers and their students as school opens for the 2014-15 school year, Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan said today.

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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.

Help Us Put on a Great 50th Anniversary Convention for LFT!

Louisiana Federation of Teachers will hold its 50th Anniversary Convention in the city of New Orleans this November.  United Teachers of New Orleans is proud to be the host local. We are looking for help to plan and carry out the activities associated with this very special convention. If you are interested in working on any of the committees, please contact: Myrtis Johnson, Katrena Ndang, or Juanita Bailey at 504-304-2160.

The Committees are:

  • Kit Committee
  • Registration Committee
  • Door Prize Committee
  • Host Committee
  • Monitor Committee
  • Speaker Committee
  • Social Committee

Thank you. We look forward to your involvement to make this a Convention to remember!

Professional Development Workshops for 2014-2015

UTNO is proud to offer professional development workshops from the "Strategies for Student Success" series. These workshops feature research-based content on teaching and learning for novice and veteran teachers alike. Workshops will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon and on Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Register Today!

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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,”

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