There's no evidence that new teacher preparation regulations released by the U.S. Department of Education will lead to improvement and plenty of reason to believe they will cause harm, AFT President Randi Weingarten says.
There was a big furor among educators around the country recently when Time magazine ran a cover that said, “Rotten Apples: It is nearly impossible to fire a bad teacher.” The cover,
Following a new report detailing how Wall Street sold toxic deals to school districts and municipalities that are costing communities billions in fees, interest and other payments, educators, parents, community members and local officials have joined together for a Day of Action in cities across the country.
The AFT has awarded AFT Innovation Fund grants for teachers in New York and Connecticut to offer solutions to problems with their state's rollout of the Common Core State Standards.
One of the most hotly contested races in California will have an enormous impact on our schools.The race features incumbent Superintendent Tom Torlakson, a former teacher with support from working families and the Democratic party, and Marshall Tuck, a former Wall Street banker who is heavily funded by business interests and market-based reformers.
AFT President Randi Weingarten joined parents and teachers at the Time-Life Building in New York City to deliver more than 100,000 petition signatures to Time magazine.
A broad-based group of organizations has released "A New Social Compact for American Education"—a groundbreaking rethinking of accountability that replaces the current paradigm of "test and punish" with a focus on what is needed to support and improve teaching and learning.
One rotten apple at Time magazine—specifically, the cover of an upcoming issue about teacher tenure—is generating lots of anger and activism among AFT members and our friends and allies.
The AFT has announced the winners of the second annual Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism, a competition among AFT state and local affiliates to shine a light on innovative, inspiring and collaborative solutions to tough problems.
More than 1,000 teachers in Waukegan, Ill., who have been on strike since Oct. 2, are continuing to demand that the board of education return to the bargaining table and work with the union on a fair contract.