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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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NFT Executive Board 2016-2017

The 2016/2017 Novato Federation of Teachers Executive Board has been elected by acclamation (there was no opposition):

One Year Terms:

Jon Dick, VP High School 

Linda LaVere, VP Middle School

Fran Rozoff, VP Elementary

Tim Blok, Treasurer

Elizabeth Marin, Secretary – Building Reps

Adam Williams, Secretary – Executive Board

President Aaron Fix was elected by acclamation to a two-year term in May, 2015.

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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