Survey: Majority of teachers support a statewide strike for better pay
Posted on 5/21/2018 5:57:00 PM.
A survey from the Louisiana Federation of Teachers indicates that 61 percent of union members support a statewide walkout or strike to accomplish their goals of better school funding and pay raises. The survey was inspired by a series of successful teacher’s strikes in other states. LFT president Larry Carter says they’re ready to send a message to the legislature.
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Louisiana public school teachers are fed up with the lack of resources
Posted on 5/16/2018 5:46:00 AM.

Public School teachers are hitting the hip when it comes to paying for school supplies for their students. A new survey released says teachers are spending about 480 dollars a year on notebooks, pens, and other supplies without reimbursement. Les Landon is a spokesperson for the Louisiana Federation of Teachers.

 
 
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Louisiana teachers union polling members on possible strike
Posted on 4/25/2018 5:06:00 AM.

A teachers strike in Kentucky that led to increased funding for schools and higher pay is inspiring educator walkouts and work stoppages across the south. Louisiana Federation of Teachers is now polling its members to see what actions they would favor to address quality of life for teachers and students. LFT spokesperson Les Landon says it’s not just about winning a bigger paycheck.
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Louisiana Teachers union hails successful strike in West Virginia
Posted on 3/7/2018 12:09:00 PM.

West Virginia teachers won a five percent raise for all state workers after a nine day strike. In the wake of reports showing Louisiana teachers are paid 2,000 dollars less than the regional average, Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Larry Carter says if all other options are exhausted to get better conditions for teachers, he would support a strike.
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LA Teachers salaries drop below regional average
Posted on 2/20/2018 12:33:00 PM.
After hitting the Southern average for teacher’s salaries back in 2007, Louisiana has fallen behind. Teachers are now paid $1,700 less than other teachers in the region. With a one-billion-dollar shortfall, it’s unlikely any extra money will go towards the 47,000 public school teachers.
 
Legislative and Political Director for the Louisiana Federation of Teachers Cynthia Posey says the state’s teachers are lured away by higher wages elsewhere.
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LFT angry over proposed cuts to federal education budget
Posted on 3/21/2017 5:38:00 PM.

The US Department of Education would face a $9 billion budget reduction under President Trump’s budget proposal, and one of the state’s major teacher unions is not happy about it. Les Landon with the Louisiana Federation of Teachers says it would devastate public education. And he says dollars for private and religious schools would increase by $1.4 billion to help pay for vouchers.
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Teacher unions join forces to protect public school funding
Posted on 2/14/2016 4:00:00 AM.

Louisiana’s two largest public school teacher unions, the Louisiana Federation of Teachers and the Louisiana Association of Educators, announced they are teaming up in an effort to prevent cuts to public school funding. LAE President Debbie Meaux believes they can achieve powerful results by working together.
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LFT: Teachers angry over Common Core dispute
Posted on 8/10/2014 4:21:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
With school starting around the state, teachers are educating kids in the classroom with no idea what assessment test will be given this year. Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan says educators are frustrated and angry about all of this.
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LFT raises concerns over whether schools have the technology to administer Common Core test
Posted on 6/12/2014 4:57:00 PM.
The Louisiana Federation of Teachers says 87-percent of the teachers they surveyed say their schools do not have the technology required for all students to take the PARCC exam, which is an online exam tied to the new Common Core standards. LFT spokesperson Les Landon says over 1,000 teachers were surveyed and the results should be seen as a red flag.
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Jindal says he's open to making changes to controversial teacher tenure law
Posted on 2/6/2014 2:17:00 PM.
Talks are underway between Governor Bobby Jindal, school superintendents and the Louisiana Federation of Teachers about making changes to the teacher tenure law passed in 2012. LFT president Steve Monaghan hopes the result is a fair system for teachers to appeal firings.

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