The Faculty of Benjamin Franklin High School Sent a Clear Message When They Demonstrated Over 85% Support For Their Union.More
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.
Until this year, the post-Katrina school system in New Orleans has been a model of hostility to unions. Then came a jolt: A surprise pro-union petition from many of the city’s most admired teachers at its renowned Benjamin Franklin High School.
Following the tumultuous September 29 hearing by the House Appropriations Committee, the State Office of Group Benefits issued a press release outlining some changes in OGB’s procedure for implementing new health insurance plans.
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.
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!