A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Members,

 

I hope that all of you had a wonderful and relaxing summer.  As the new school year begins, one of our goals is to increase attendance at our monthly meetings and encourage membership involvement.  We welcome your input and if you have suggestions or feedback, please pass them along to your building representatives.   Also, please know that anyone of our senior build reps or officers would be happy to discuss any issue or concern that you may have.

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AFT and other groups release new accountability framework

A broad-based group of organizations has released "A New Social Compact for American Education"—a groundbreaking rethinking of accountability that replaces the current paradigm of "test and punish" with a focus on what is needed to support and improve teaching and learning.

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Weingarten takes on critics of due process

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.

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AFT vows to fight back against attacks on teachers, unions

AFT convention delegates unanimously passed a special order of business—recommended by the executive council—to fight back against attacks on unions and teachers like Vergara v. California and Harris v. Quinn, and to fight forward to reclaim the promise of America.

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