Tag Archive: Randi Weingarten

It’s Teacher Appreciation Day: Pledge to support teachers and public schools

Thanks to all our members who are teachers and school employees for all your hard work, perseverance and passion. AFT President Randi Weingarten also had a message for the nation at large on this special day: When it comes to appreciating educators, please heed an old expression: Walk the walk, don’t just talk the talk. Educators go into our profession...

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Arizona schools closed today as teachers rallied at the state capitol

Thousands of teachers and their advocates have flooded Phoenix today to demand more funding for their schools. It is the third day of a teacher walkout in Arizona that began last Thursday and closed more than 1,000 schools. The governor has agreed to boost teacher pay by 20 percent, but, as Arizona AFT President Ralph Quintana writes in AFT Voices, there...

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