‘Back to school’ like never before

In her September New York Times column, AFT President Randi Weingarten says that going back to school has never looked like it does now. Weingarten explains that because of President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus, which has been chaotic, contradictory and inept, and the lack of federal guidance and funding, we’re seeing a patchwork of school reopening plans across the country.

2020 AFT Pennsylvania Endorsed Candidates

List as of September 18, 2020.

Pennsylvania General Assembly Candidate Endorsements

HD-26 Paul Friel (Chester)

HD-29 Marlene Katz (Bucks)

HD-30 Lissa Geiger Shulman (Allegheny)

HD-44 Michelle Knoll (Allegheny) 

HD-131 Kevin Branco (Lehigh)

HD-143 Wendy Ullman* (Bucks)

HD-144 Gary Spillane (Bucks)

HD-146 Joe Ciresi* (Montgomery)

HD-147 Jill Dennin (Montgomery)

HD-151 Jonathan Kassa (Montgomery, Bucks)

HD-152 Nancy Guenst (Philadelphia, Montgomery)

AFT Pennsylvania President Arthur Steinberg on COVID-19 Education Relief Package

Harrisburg, PA, Friday, March 27, 2020— AFT Pennsylvania President Arthur G. Steinberg, on Friday, issued the following statement after Governor Wolf signed SB751, a bill to provide regulatory relief to school districts, educators:

“I applaud Governor Wolf’s quick and decisive action in signing of SB751 today. At a time when educators, students, and their families are facing great uncertainty, this bill provides much-needed guidance and assuredness.