Topic: Events

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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Teachers rallying for better pay and adequate funding of schools draw public support

Thousands of teachers in Arizona and Colorado are rallying Thursday at their state capitols for more education funding. The Arizona American Federation of Teachers released a realistic plan to restore the more than $1.5 billion in education funding cuts since 2008 and create a continuous revenue stream for funding public schools and much-needed pay raises for teachers and other school...

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Students rally against gun violence on campus

Thousands of students across Texas and the nation rallied against gun violence in schools and called for stricter enforcement of gun-safety laws on Friday in commemoration of the students who lost their lives in the Columbine High School school shootings 19 years ago. The American Federation of Teachers joined student, education, and gun-safety groups in actions around the country as...

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