AFT Pennsylvania President Ted Kirsch released a statement after six school districts, Philadelphia parents, the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools and the NAACP sued Gov. Corbett and state legislators for failing to provide Pennsylvania children with a "thorough and efficient" system.
AFT Pennsylvania congratulates Tom Wolf, who won a landslide victory over Tom Corbett in the Nov. 4 governor's race.
The Temple Association of University Professionals voted overwhelmingly to approve a new contract, and the Temple University Board of Trustees approved the agreement this week.
Common Pleas Judge Nina Wright Padilla ruled in favor of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, granting the union a temporary injunction to stop the school district from imposing new healthcare plans on PFT members unilaterally.
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.