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.
It’s time to reclaim the promise of public education – not as it is today or as in the past, but as we imagine it for our children – to fulfill our collective obligation to help all children succeed.
Reclaiming the promise is about fighting for neighborhood public schools that are safe, welcoming places for teaching and learning.
Reclaiming the promise is about ensuring that teachers are well-prepared, are supported and have time to collaborate so they can meet the individual needs of every child.
Reclaiming the promise is about ensuring that children have access to wraparound services to meet their emotional, social and health needs.
The promise is under attack by those who demand and pursue austerity, polarization, privatization and de-professionalization.
By uniting our voices with parents and the community, we can reclaim the promise.
Please visit our, "Reclaiming the Promise" website at: http://www.aft.org/promise/ #ReclaimIt