Your LFT Connection - August 2012

Governor Jindal may boast of victory for steamrolling a package of dubious education “reforms” through the legislature, but many now are asking: What was won, and at what cost?
Choices were made to vilify teachers. Choices were made to frame public schools as failures. Choices were made to blame the unions, the school boards, and/or anyone who dared question the governor’s agenda.

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Three free reading workshops offered for parents and teachers

JFT, in association with Families Helping Families, is advertising three FHF workshops for parents and teachers. All will be held at FHF of Jefferson, 201 Evans Rd., Bldg. 1, Suite 100, Harahan. The workshops and dates are as follows. All workshops are from 6-8 p.m., with a light supper at 5:30 p.m.

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Louisiana Federation of Teachers: A commitment to public education

The Louisiana Federation of Teachers is more than an organization. It is nearly 21,000 teachers and school employees who wake up every morning determined to make a difference in the lives of all the children in our schools. Those dedicated professionals, our members, are the heart and soul of the union.

At the core of the LFT’s commitment to public education is our determination to preserve and protect the rights professional educators. They are the experts in their fields, and they have the education, expertise and certification required to provide the instruction and support our children deserve.

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JFT, AFT contribute $2,000 to assist in search for Terrilynn Monette

March 21, 2013 -- The Jefferson Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers announced today a $2,000 contribution to a Crime Stoppers reward for information leading to the discovery of a missing Jefferson Parish, La., teacher, who disappeared during the early morning hours of March 2.

Terrilynn Monette, a second-grade teacher at Woodland West Elementary School in Jefferson Parish, has not been seen since celebrating with friends her Teacher of the Year nomination.

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