Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Larry Carter fields surprisingly tough questions on teacher pay raises for 2019 legislative session from Baton Rouge Press Club Members.

Larry Carter, President of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers

Larry Carter, president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers union, found himself encountering no walk in the park entailing his appearance before the Baton Rouge Press Club on Monday, November 12, 2018 where he spoke of planned efforts in the 2019 Louisiana Legislative Session to seek pay raises for Louisiana public school teachers and support workers:

Three-minute highlight of Carter’s presentation before fielding questions.

Carter asked to defend sought-after pay raises given student performances.

Carter asked if sought-after teacher raises exceed those of other state employees.

Carter asked to defend pay raise proposal based upon teacher productivity.

Carter asked about the impact and sustainability of the Teacher Retirement System and its Unfunded Accrued Liability were his group to obtain its goal of 2.75% annual increases in public education funding.

Cater fields a series of questions entailing potential teacher walkouts if efforts to obtain pay raises in 2019 are either unsuccessful or deemed insufficient.

CLICK HERE to view Carter’s full presentation before the Press Club.


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