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‘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)

Key Funding Components of HEROES Act for Pennsylvania

The Coronavirus has wreaked unprecedented havoc on the lives of the American people. Our economy, our schools, our jobs and our way of life have been disrupted. To survive and recover from this pandemic, safely reopen our schools and allow people to safely return to work to restore our economy, we have to maintain critical state and local services, such as law enforcement, education and healthcare.

AFT Pa Breakdown of SB751

Thanks to AFT Pennsylvania Legislative Representative Hillary Linardopoulos for putting together this succinct summary of SB751, the bill Governor Wolf signed into law this past week.

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