Tell U.S. Senate To Vote No on Anti-Public-Ed Nominee

You can help block a terrible appointee to the U.S. Department of Education. See AFT  President Randi Weingarten’s letter below explaining what is at stake. Late Monday, Senate Republicans delayed confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Trump’s nominee for secretary of education. This delay gives us a critical opportunity to increase pressure on the Senate […]

As U.S. Congress Reconvenes, AFT’s Weingarten Assesses Cabinet Picks Senate Will Consider

AFT President Randi Weingarten’s last New York Times column for 2016 featured a look ahead at the Cabinet choices of Donald Trump that the U.S. Senate will soon consider now that a new session of Congress has begun. Trump’s picks leave much to be desired, and that’s putting it mildly. Here’s how Weingarten put it: […]

Weingarten on Trump’s Pick for Top Education Job

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten minced no words in assessing president-elect Donald Trump’s pre-Thanksgiving selection of a wealthy political donor and voucher advocate from Michigan as his nominee for U.S. secretary of education. Weingarten said: The president-elect, in his selection of Betsy DeVos, has chosen the most ideological, anti-public education nominee put forward […]