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One day after the Primary Election, AFT Pennsylvania endorsed Tom Wolf for Governor. The vote by AFT Pennsylvania’s Executive Council was unanimous. AFT Pennsylvania members coalesced around Wolf, a York native, a businessman and former Secretary of Revenue under Gov. Ed Rendell.
At the AFT national convention in Los Angeles in July, teachers from AFT-organized charter schools had a simple message: Don’t call us “charter teachers.” English teacher Antoinette Davis spoke about her experience in a Philadelphia charter school to thousands of AFT delegates on the convention floor. “We are all educators,” she said. “I want my AFT brothers and sisters to see me as a public school teacher at a charter.”
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy Faculty Association today approved a new, five-year contract with the private Jewish day school, providing for raises totaling 10 percent over the life of the contract.