Topic: AFT

Democratic hopefuls address charter schools in debate, and now is a good time to push for more discussion on education issues

Democratic challengers for president took the debate stage yesterday in Houston and addressed a question about charter schools and other education issues like school discipline and teacher diversity. You can see comments from the candidates on the subject on Chalkbeat and in Education Week.   As part of AFT endorsement 2020 plan, we need to hear from you directly about the issues you want the candidates to talk about. Many of you have participated...

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A letter from Zeph Capo, President of Texas AFT

Dear AFT Brothers and Sisters, Today marks my first day as President of Texas AFT, and I wanted to send you a quick note. More than anything, I just want to say thank you. Thank you for trusting me to lead our organization over the next two years, representing thousands of teachers and support professionals. I firmly believe the people...

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Congress passes budget rejecting Trump/DeVos attacks on public education

The U.S. House today finally passed a long-overdue spending bill for fiscal year 2018 that thoroughly rejects the pro-voucher, budget-cutting agenda espoused by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote the spending package through as well. As Education Week reported, “Lawmakers sent a message to President Donald Trump and U.S. Secretary...

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Help celebrate Public Schools Week by showing your pride

AFT President Randi Weingarten reminds us to take pride in our work by celebrating Public Schools Week, which runs from March 12-16: Public schools in America are foundational to our democracy, and to our economy. Public schools in America are the only institution that promises to help all children—regardless of who they are or where they’re from—realize their dreams and...

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