Public schools should not have to go from crisis to crisis every year. Adequate, stable funding is the only way to ensure all children have a chance to get a good education.More
AFT Pennsylvania President Ted Kirsch called Governor Corbett decision to advance $265 million in already appropriated funding to Philadelphia schools "too little too late." Read his statement following the governor's Center City press conference, as well as comments by Philadelphia Federation of Teachers' President Jerry Jordan.
A California Superior Court judge ruled this week that state seniority, tenure and due process violate students' rights to an effective education. Click read more to read a report from our affiliates at the California Federation of Teachers/California Teachers Association.
The AFT is challenging the assumptions of a new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute on school support staff, which suggests that the increase in the number of these employees is "adding more hands, but not necessarily more value."
During the AFT's recent national convention in Los Angeles, AFT delegates unanimously approved an amendment to the AFT constitution to change the name of AFT Healthcare to AFT Nurses and Health Professionals.
AFT President Randi Weingarten appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" television show to make the case for teachers' due process rights, to correct widely held misconceptions about the teaching workforce, and to clarify that problems tied to evaluation are often mislabeled as due process issues.