Pete Cook's Stories

A Victory For Pettiness Over Progress

A Victory For Pettiness Over Progress

On Friday, Louisiana lawmakers voted to cancel a veto session to override Governor John Bel Edwards’ rejection of a number of bills passed by the legislature during this year’s regular session. The move was expected even though many Republican legislators accused the...
An All-New Low For The Louisiana Federation of Teachers

An All-New Low For The Louisiana Federation of Teachers

It has long been clear that the Louisiana Federation of Teachers (LFT) does not work in the best interests of students. After all, LFT has been on the wrong (and losing) side of several debates over past several years. They joined with Tea Party-aligned lawmakers in...
AFT Is Lurking In The Shadows

AFT Is Lurking In The Shadows

The New Orleans education community was taken by surprise on Monday, when the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) announced that educators at Lusher Charter School had formed a union. An AFT press release on the move stated: “Educators at Lusher made public their...