Should the one with the gold make the rules?
|Should multimillionaires decide who represents us on the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education?
Should they define the issues and determine the outcome of any election?
One wealthy individual plans to commit over $1 million to electing the BESE members of his choice. His issue is simple: the elimination of teacher tenure.
Do you believe that getting rid of tenure should be the main issue of the upcoming BESE campaign? Do you believe that the power and wealth of a very few people should determine who sits on the state education board? Or do you believe there are other, more important issues?
LFT wants your opinion!
Please click here and take LFT's BESE Survey 2011. Help us make this election about more than abolishing teacher tenure!
PBS Teacherline offers CLUs
Enrollment is now open for the Fall 2011 PBS TeacherLine online professional development courses!
Start the new school year by checking out two new courses on STEM—Global Climate Change Education for Middle School and Inspire Elementary Students with Engineering for PreK-6th grade.
Receive CLUs and graduate credit for courses to go towards recertification or your 30+. Fall courses begin October 26th and end December 6th.
To browse the Course Catalog and to register for a course go to http://pbsteacherline.org/. For more information contact Nancy Thompson at email@example.com.
Carlos Sam announces for Teacher Retirement Board
|Carlos J. Sam has announced his candidacy for membership on the Board of Trustees Teacher’ Retirement System of Louisiana for District 3.
As an active member of TRSL and an educator in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System for 22 years, Sam understands the uncertainty and questions many employees may have when they reach their retirement milestone.
Sam’s role as a central office director and a member of the Magnet Schools of America Executive Board will provide a unique perspective regarding the needs of employees who are depending on the retirement system to meet their financial needs after retirement.
Sam has the extensive public relations skills necessary to insure that every District 3 member of TRSL is well-represented on the Board.
With a proven leadership track record as a classroom teacher, middle school principal, and a current administrator at the central office, Sam will work tirelessly to improve your confidence in TRSL.
Sam is married to Dana Guillory Sam and has three sons: Ethan, Isaiah and Aidan.
Votes must be submitted by 4:30 pm on September 16, 2011. Internet and telephone voting are available 24 hours a day. If you did not receive a ballot please call 1-800-218-4026.
For more information concerning the election, please contact the Committee to Elect Carlos J. Sam at (225) 276-0513 or (225) 272-6689 or log on to www.trsl.org.
LFT Legislative Resource Page has final results
The Louisiana Federation of Teachers has posted a final update on the disposition of bills that the Federation followed during the 2011 legislative session.
Visit the 2011 Legislative Resource Page to find out what happened to bills important to public educaiton, teachers and school employees.