CABL, Statement on LFT Lawsuit Challenge Education Reforms
June 7, 2012
(Baton Rouge, LA) - CABL believes it is unfortunate that the Louisiana Federation of Teachers has chosen to file a lawsuit challenging the landmark education reforms that were passed this session. With 230,000 public school students performing below grade level and 44% of our schools earning a D or F school performance score, Louisiana needs major policy changes to improve education for our children.
Once again the actions by the LFT show that the union is more interested in taking care of adult issues at the educational expense of students. The reforms passed this session seek to offer parents and students more quality choices for public education, empower school and district leaders to make decisions for the classroom that are in the best interests of children, reward good teachers and ensure that students are taught by effective teachers.
These reforms have the power to transform public education in Louisiana. It is disheartening that a teacher union would choose to sue the state to undo the reforms before they even have the chance to begin helping the hundreds of thousands of students who so desperately need a quality education.
For more information contact Barry Erwin at (225) 344-2225.