teachers union http://wrkf.org en Targeting Teachers Unions http://wrkf.org/post/targeting-teachers-unions <p>In the aftermath of union-filed lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of education reform measures, a bill to prohibit participation in state retirement by future employees of the teachers’ unions was narrowly defeated on the House floor Monday.</p><p>“They’re not public employees. They do not work for the state of Louisiana,” Representative Alan Seabaugh (R-Shreveport), the bill’s author, explained.</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 25521 at http://wrkf.org Targeting Teachers Unions Recalibrating Teacher Evaluations Tops New Union President's To-Do List http://wrkf.org/post/recalibrating-teacher-evaluations-tops-new-union-presidents-do-list <p></p><p>Many teachers are frustrated with the new evaluation system, <a href="http://www.louisianabelieves.com/teaching/compass" target="_blank">Compass</a>, which was introduced in public schools across the state this year.</p><p>"What we want is a more common-sense approach to this evaluation problem," said Debbie Meaux, new president of the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE), who assumed the role July 15.</p><p>She's calling for the state to slow the timeline for the implementation of Compass. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:08:15 +0000 Amy Jeffries 14178 at http://wrkf.org Recalibrating Teacher Evaluations Tops New Union President's To-Do List