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As if student debt levels soaring to more than $1.2 trillion isn't shocking enough, a new report released by the AFT shows that a large portion of the billions Americans spend on higher education each year ends up in the pockets of Wall Street and other financial profiteers.
In a new column on the Huffington Post, AFT President Randi Weingarten and Stanford University professor of education Linda Darling-Hammond outline a better accountability model for schools, which moves from testing and punishing to supporting and improving learning.
In cities across the country, AFT members and leaders took part in events on May 17 marking the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision that desegregated public schools.
In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education held a promise of racial justice in public schools. But on the 60th anniversary of that ruling, the promise remains unfulfilled.
The AFT launched its national effort to reclaim the promise of high-quality healthcare during the first-ever joint AFT Healthcare Professional Issues Conference and National Federation of Nurses Annual Labor Academy in Baltimore.
Highly recognized, good teachers are receiving poor evaluations because of a grossly flawed value-added algorithm that should be changed, seven Houston teachers and the Houston Federation of Teachers say in an unprecedented lawsuit.