According to a nonpartisan foundation that studies public pension systems, Texas teachers have the worst retirement choices in the nation, except for Louisiana.
On Sunday, the Louisiana Senate passed a measure that would enable retired teachers of math, science, and other subjects to return to the classroom without having their benefits cut off.
There is a possibility that children in Louisiana could soon have their local state lawmaker as a substitute teacher.
Louisiana: Under New Bill, Students May Be Required To Be Assessed Before Being Suspended Or Expelled
The House Education and the Workforce Committee on Tuesday passed a measure that would require behavioral evaluations before kids could be expelled, put in an alternate school, or suspended from their current school.
Despite the fact that the legislature has only agreed to a $1,500 rise for teachers, Governor Edwards is still pushing for a $2,000 hike. He assures that Louisiana is financially capable of paying more.
A new measure has been introduced that would enable certain retired educators to re-enter the workforce at a salary that is two times higher than the existing one, while still receiving their full pension. Thus, educators will be able to return to the classroom and get half of their final average salary.
Louisiana: The Senate Finance Committee Will Consider A Bill To Improve The Pay Of School Bus Drivers
The Senate Finance Committee will debate a measure today that would increase the pay for school bus drivers. Covington Senator Patrick McMath, the bill's sponsor, stated that driver pay rates haven't increased since the 1980s.
Louisiana's Senate committee on Monday adopted a plan that would enable some teachers to return to the classroom while still receiving their full retirement benefits in response to the state's acute teacher shortage.
The message from Louisiana's education officials to state lawmakers was clear: the teacher deficit in K-12 schools has reached crisis proportions.