Parents, students, teachers and community members Dec. 9 staged actions in more than 80 cities across the country to reclaim the promise of public education. Here are some examples of the Day of Action activities hosted by OFT members.
The AFT and First Book announced that they have distributed 1 million new, free children's books to public schools and to community and educational groups nationwide serving children in low-income families.
The latest results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) drive home what has become abundantly clear: While the intentions may have been good, a decade of top-down, test-based schooling created by No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top—focused on hyper-testing students, sanctioning teachers and closing schools—has failed to improve the quality of American public education, AFT President Randi Weingarten says.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the necessity of making early childhood education a priority in this country.
The entire AFT family is heartbroken by the loss of life and devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan, and the AFT is prepared to help any way we can with recovery efforts, says AFT President Randi Weingarten.
The AFT is urging Congress to act quickly on landmark bipartisan legislation that could deliver on a promise too long deferred—investments that will help put prekindergarten within the reach of every American family.
Institutional Investor has put AFT President Randi Weingarten first in its inaugural ranking of the 40 most influential players in the fight for—and against—defined benefit pensions.
AFT affiliates and their community partners are gearing up for a Dec. 9 National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes that the Common Core State Standards, while not a silver bullet, are important in helping to equalize educational opportunity for all children.
President Obama visited a national leader in career and technical education—Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Brooklyn, N.Y.—a grades 9-14 school that was born out of collaboration between the New York City Department of Education, the City University of New York, the United Federation of Teachers and IBM.