Our public schools represent our nation’s commitment to helping all children dream their dreams and achieve them. A high-quality public education for all children is an economic necessity, an anchor of democracy, a moral imperative and a fundamental civil right, without which none of our other rights can be fully realized.
The National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education brought together thousands of educators, parents, students and community members who attended more than 100 events around the country, despite challenging weather conditions in many locations.
The AFT and The Weinstein Company brought the story of Nelson Mandela's life and his message of social justice, reconciliation and leadership to Los Angeles public high school students with a screening of the film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the necessity of making early childhood education a priority in this country.
The entire AFT family is heartbroken by the loss of life and devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan, and the AFT is prepared to help any way we can with recovery efforts, says AFT President Randi Weingarten.