Louisiana Federation of Teachers http://wwno.org en Louisiana's Education Reform May be Due for a 'Do Over' http://wwno.org/post/ed-reform-do-over <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Teachers rally against Gov. Jindal&#039;s ed reforms in March 2012" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201402/teachers.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/02/DO_OVER.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>It’s been nearly two years since Louisiana’s Legislature passed a package of highly-controversial education reforms. Since then, there has been confusion at the local school level and angst for teachers -- especially over changes to teacher pay and tenure under a new evaluation process. Courts have ruled some of the reforms violate the state constitution. Many are now saying the upcoming legislative session is the opportune time for a “do-over” on education reform.<p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:55:00 +0000 editor 53516 at http://wwno.org Judge Revisiting Challenge Of Teacher Tenure Law http://wwno.org/post/judge-revisiting-challenge-teacher-tenure-law <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Baton Rouge judge is reconsidering his decision to throw out Gov. Bobby Jindal's revamp of teacher tenure and salary laws.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:54:43 +0000 The Associated Press 50518 at http://wwno.org New Lawsuit Planned Against Jindal Voucher Program http://wwno.org/post/new-lawsuit-planned-against-jindal-voucher-program <p>BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) &mdash; A teacher union says it is about to file a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby <font color="red">Jindal&#39;s</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">voucher</font> program.</p><p>Leaders of the Louisiana Association of Educators say they will lodge their challenge against the education changes Friday in Baton Rouge district court. They object to the use of the state&#39;s public school financing formula to pay for tuition to private and parochial schools.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 17:41:03 +0000 The Associated Press 14431 at http://wwno.org