These are perhaps some of the most challenging times in the history of public education…
Lack of adequate and equitable funding, our accountability system’s ever-increasing standards, the unfunded federal mandates (brought on by the No Child Left Behind Act), the shortage of qualified and certified teachers, increasing health care costs, and the need to improve salaries and protect pensions are only a few of the issues that we as educational professionals face today.
The only way to successfully challenge these issues is through a single, unified voice speaking for public school employees and working to advance public education. LAE is that recognized professional association.
Become a Member!
LAE represents 20,000 professional education employees of the Louisiana school system. Membership is comprised of public school teachers, counselors, psychologists, librarians, Professionals (ESPs). and other non-supervisory certificated personnel. Your association membership connects you to more than 3 million public school employees across the nation. Your membership also allows you to draw upon the tremendous experience and expertise of fellow members to help you in your professional journey.
Vouchers? Charter Schools? Privatization? Reduction in Force?
Your LAE membership has never been more important with the ever-increasing demands on teacher accountability, student achievement, and burdens that are placed on the state's education system. It is critical to know and understand the way changing legislation, policies, and procedures, will affect you, your job and your students.
LAE works with the public, the legislature, and the local boards of education to maintain a sound, effective and productive public education system. LAE advocates for better working conditions, higher salaries, improved health benefits, progressive personnel policies and an affordable, dignified retirement. LAE is here to protect your professional rights, advance your economic security, and serve as a prominent voice for excellence in the public education system in Louisiana.
For 30 years, LAE has been asking the questions and seeking the answers that will improve public education in Louisiana. Our members have demanded information, training, and the guidance necessary to meet the challenges of today, and the challenges of the future. Our members are the driving force of our organization. Join us in building a strong local association across the state of Louisiana!
Membership creates action; action, makes a difference!