LAE Board of Directors Set To Meet To Discuss Litigation Options
Leaders of The Louisiana Association of Educators Set To Meet Saturday To Discuss Litigation Options
The LAE Board of Directors Will Meet to Decide Whether to Pursue Litigation Challenging Constitutionality of New Education Reform Laws
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – June 8, 2012—The LAE Board of Directors will meet Saturday at 9 a.m. to discuss whether legal challenges should be brought forth concerning Acts 1 and 2 of the 2012 Regular Legislative Session.
Act 1 calls for sweeping changes in the way that teachers are hired, compensated and terminated. Act 2 expands the New Orleans voucher program statewide, permitting the use of public school funds to be used at private and parochial schools under certain conditions.
“The LAE is a democratic organization that makes policy decisions through a Board of Directors elected by the membership,” said LAE President Joyce Haynes. “At this point, I have no way of knowing what the result of tomorrow will be, but I have faith that members of the LAE Board of Directors will make the right decision.”
Tomorrow, board members will review details of Acts 1 and 2 and make a decision on next steps. It is in this same way that LAE leaders made the decision to file a lawsuit against the LA Superintendent of Education and BESE regarding a miscalculation in the MFP. Members will also decide whether to join the lawsuits filed Thursday by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers or plot a different course.
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