In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about two competing visions for the future of American public education.
A consortium of New York City public schools that has achieved outstanding results by stressing in-depth teaching over high-stakes testing, and a coalition of state workers that saved Connecticut $1.6 billion through a new preventive healthcare plan, are the winners of the AFT's inaugural Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism.
Despite gridlock, impasse and inaction in the halls of Congress, thousands of passionate supporters of immigration reform turned out for a rally, concert and march on Washington, D.C.'s National Mall.
Many resources for K-12 educators on teacher evaluations and new learning standards are available on NYSUT.org including:
- Your Teacher Evaluation Rating: Now What?
- How to Understand Your Growth Score
- Common Core Resources
- Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)
- A Parent's Guide to Common Core Learning
and much more.
The AFL-CIO pledged on Sept. 11 to join the AFT, parents, and community and civic leaders to help reclaim the promise of public education by fighting for safe, strong neighborhood public schools to meet the needs of all children.
Delegates to the AFL-CIO convention unanimously approved the AFT's "Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education" resolution.
AFT members from a dozen states—north, south, east and west—including more than 1,000 members from New York, hundreds from Maryland, and activists from as far as Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Oklahoma, Minnesota and Washington, joined the huge crowd that gathered on the National Mall the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. More