Common Core Symposium

Where Do We Stand, NOW With Common Core?

JFT is sponsoring a Forum to discuss the current state of Common Core, both nationally and in Louisiana.  Representatives will be on hand from AFT, LFT, UTNO and JFT to answer any questions and offer information regarding implementation, assessment, technology and resources.

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Plumbers' Hall

Please plan to attend!!

For additional information, please see the flyer below:


JFT Retiree Chapter Meeting Scheduled

The JFT Retiree Chapter has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., at the Plumbers' Hall, 3515 N. I-10 Service Road, Metairie (next to the JFT Office).

At this meeting, more information will be given to you regarding the retiree chapter, its activities, and the upcoming school board election.

Please make plans to attend!


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.

Annual Membership Re-sign Event

As you know, Mike Delesdernier, along with the support of Larry Dale, Sandy Denapolis-Bosarge, Mark Jacobs and Pat Tovrea took steps last year to “Bust the Union” by revoking all payroll deductions for JFT members’ dues.  These 5 board members made it a requirement for all members to sign a new form each year to continue their membership.