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OCTOBER 27, 2020
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National Teachers Union President to Rally with Georgia Federation of Teachers President Verdaillia Turner, U.S. Senate Candidate Rev. Rafael Warnock and other Notables in Atlanta as part of Nationwide Get-Out-The-Vote Bus Tour

ATLANTA — On Wednesday, October 28th, less than a week from Election Day, the American Federation of Teachers’ #AFTVotes branded bus will roll  into Atlanta as part of its nationwide get-out-the-vote bus tour.

While in Atlanta, AFT’s national president, Randi


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Teachers Do Not Let Anyone Minimize Your Power

I retired from Clayton County Public Schools three years ago. I loved being a teacher because each day you had the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life. I worked in the field of Education for over 38 years. Teaching is an Art and a Science. This is why it is difficult to hear people talk about Educators during COVID-19. In August Georgia State Representative Steve Tarvin posted on his Facebook Page that teachers are “’self-centered, cry babies’” who are


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Verdaillia Turner, president of the Georgia Federation of Teachers, said teachers have already been protesting some districts’ reopening plans out of fear for their health.

“Teachers did not sign up to give their lives to their jobs, literally, so let’s first get that straight,” she said.

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School quarantines pop up across Georgia, Cherokee still hot spot

(Georgia Recorder 8/12/20)

Many teachers are also concerned about reopening plans but are afraid to speak out because of threats of retaliation, said Verdaillia Turner, president of the Georgia Federation of Teachers.

“We do have many teachers who are concerned, especially teachers who have families of their own,” she said. “The majority of teachers won’t say anything. We’re glad there are some teachers that are speaking out.

“Children can be asymptomatic, but it can spread through children,” she said. “What would be the problem


The AFT’s flexible blueprint for imagining a new normal for public education, public health and our society

Until a vaccine is developed for COVID-19, each community is going to need support in charting a path to safely and responsibly reopen school buildings and other institutions crucial to the well-being and economic vitality of our communities.

The AFT’s detailed, science-based “Plan to Safely Reopen America’s Schools and Communities” features five core pillars based on the science as well as educator and healthcare expertise—not on politics or wishful thinking.

To gradually reopen, we need