Great news! NFT and NUSD have reached a tentative agreement on a three year successor contract and now all that is needed is to ratify it.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT president Randi Weingarten writes about the promise—and the possible pitfalls—of the new Common Core State Standards. If implemented properly—namely, by ensuring that frontline educators are prepared to teach these rigorous new standards—we can provide all children with the problem-solving, critical-thinking and teamwork skills they need to compete in today’s changing world. If not, they will end up in the dustbin of abandoned reforms. Read her full column.
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.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT president Randi Weingarten talks about the accomplishments to date of the Affordable Care Act, even in its early stages. And she discusses the vital role that nurses and healthcare workers—the AFT is one of the largest unions of nurses in the country—play in enhancing patient care and improving the healthcare system. Read Weingarten's column.
In her most recent column appearing in the New York Times, AFT president Randi Weingarten writes about the effects on children and schools of years of budget cuts, the possible harm to programs that help disadvantaged families from the sequester, and the community action she was part of to protest widespread school closures. Read the full column.
The Nominating Committee has been appointed and a tentative slate has been prepared. To place the name of an NFT member in good standing on the ballot please email one of the Nominating Committee members below before May 6, 2013. Provide full name, worksite, and the office interested in.
Audrey Sand Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Marin Email: email@example.com
Janet Lucas: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposed Slate for NFT Executive Board 2013/14:
Two Year Term:
President: Aaron Fix
One Year Terms:
Treasurer: Tim Blok
Secretary: Mariah Fisher
Secretary: (Shared position - additional candidate needed)
VP High School: Jon Dick
VP Middle School: Linda LaVere
VP Elementary: Fran Rozoff