Solution-driven unionism may have been the overarching theme of the 2013 joint conference of the AFT Healthcare and AFT Public Employees divisions, but the importance of community engagement was the biggest takeaway message for the 450 AFT members and guests who gathered in Baltimore, April 25-27. Read more.
The Ohio Federation of Teachers today joined a national call for a moratorium on the stakes associated with Common Core assessments until the standards are properly implemented and field-tested.
AFT president Randi Weingarten on April 30 called for a moratorium on assessment-driven sanctions tied to Common Core State Standards until solid implementation plans are embedded in schools and proven effective through a year or more of field testing.Read the complete article, including Common Core resources, and view a video of the speech.
Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper travels to Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday to share her experiences as a teacher in mobilizing educators and the community to improve public education.
(Columbus - March 5, 2013) Rep. Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) and Sen. Nina Turner (D-Cleveland) Thursday will introduce a bill to end employment discrimination for graduate assistants and adjuncts at Ohio's public colleges and universities. The bill would remove an exemption from state law that prohibits these part-time employees from collective bargaining.
Kasich's budget will cause our schools to do less with less. This philosophy does not raise student achievement.
The 2013 Ohio Federation of Teachers convention opens Feb. 21 with President Melissa Cropper's State of the Union address and a lobby activity with some 300 delegates meeting with legislators about public education.
The leaders of two labor organizations representing healthcare professionals announced on Feb. 14 that they have approved an affiliation agreement that will bring 34,000 registered nurses into the AFT, the largest union of professionals in the AFL-CIO.
Early childhood education critical to student success; transparency, tax relief owed to citizens -- Statement by Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper
Three-quarters of public school teachers surveyed support the Common Core State Standards, yet just 27 percent said their district has provided them with the tools and resources necessary to teach the standards, according to the results of a new AFT poll.