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Weingarten speaks on the future of public education

In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., AFT President Randi Weingarten juxtaposed two approaches for education that would have vastly different consequences for America's students. Either build on the bipartisan consensus of the Every Student Succeeds Act to provide all families with access to great neighborhood public schools, or promote the dangerous, destructive approaches that Donald Trump's education secretary nominee advocates to undermine and privatize public education.

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Trump fails a crucial test

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about Donald Trump's education policies amd how they would devastate our public education system.

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Be Kind - Contribute a Sick Day

Thank you to the many members who have contributed in the past to the Catastrophic Leave Account. NFT members are able to donate one to three days of sick leave per year to help another member avoid hardship/loss of pay when a serious illness strikes. 

Please consider donating a day to the Catastrophic Leave Account. A minimum balance of 250 hours is required in order for NUSD to distribute the hours to a certificated employee. Presently we are not at the minimum level required.

Contributions of sick leave days may be made throughout the year to the Catastrophic Leave Account. Complete the 'Contribute to Catastrophic Leave' form and send directly to Human Resources.

 

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Michigan Legislature lashes out at Detroit schools

The Michigan House of Representatives, ignoring fierce opposition from the Democratic minority, passed a dead-of-night financial aid package for Detroit Public Schools that had been twisted into a partisan screed against Detroit teachers and school employees.

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