Pittsburgh and Bethel Park elect former teachers to their respective school boards.
The Pennsylvania House may consider a bill as early as next week that would allow school districts, intermediate units, charter and cyber charter schools and area vocational-technical schools to seek waivers from many of the protections contained in the Public School Code.Please contact your state representatives and tell them to oppose mandate "relief" (House Bill 135).
In spite of mounting evidence exposing serious flaws in PA's pension "reform" proposals, politicians are still pushing plans that would increase costs to taxpayers and undermine retirement security for hard-working school and public employees. Don't let the legislature weaken PSERS and SERS with their reckless schemes. Tell your state representative and senator to protect teacher and public-sector pensions.
Neshaminy Federation of Teachers members rejected a contract offer from the school board that would have eliminated teachers' voices on issues that affect their students.
AFT Pennsylvania joined with state Senate Democrats in calling for a moratorium on the requirements for students, teachers and schools associated with the new Common Core State Standards on Monday.