AFT On Campus
- November 25, 2014 - 12:40pm
We and our partners in the Debt-Free Future campaign would like to thank you for your interest in the student loan forgiveness options webinar we hosted last Thursday! We wanted to thank you for giving us an hour of your time to hear about student loan forgiveness options and ask such thoughtful questions...
- November 17, 2014 - 1:50pm
This fall, I was part of a group of part-time faculty members of AFT 6161 who launched a campaign calling on Palomar College to take the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) pledge to inform employees of their student loan repayment options and help them apply for loan forgiveness...
- October 30, 2014 - 11:32am
The Department of Education released their “gainful employment” regulations yesterday. Below is a statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten on the new regs:
- October 22, 2014 - 11:39am
Tomorrow, October 23 is Reclaim Rutgers Day...
- September 22, 2014 - 6:03pm
When the public hears about the reality of adjunct faculty’s lives, the stories seem unbelievable but universal....
Higher Education Our Positions
Reclaiming the promise
It’s time to reclaim the promise of higher education by ensuring that all have access to high-quality and affordable higher education. Reclaiming the promise is about ensuring rigorous instruction that is student centered and faculty-driven, while supporting independent and innovative research.
Reclaiming the promise is about making college affordable and accessible to all and relieving the burdens of those costs that have been shifted onto students and families.
Reclaiming the promise is about fostering diverse institutions that provide a richer educational environment for all students.
Reclaiming the promise is about ensuring students are taught and mentored by faculty and staff who are well-prepared, professionally supported and have a voice in academic decisions.
The promise is under attack by those who demand and pursue austerity, polarization, privatization and deprofessionalization.
An accessible, affordable and high-quality system of public higher education is critical to the health of the nation—both to ensure that students reach their fullest potential, and to enable the United States to continue to develop as a just society, a vibrant democracy and an engine of economic opportunity.
By uniting our voices—students, parents, faculty, staff and the community—we can reclaim the promise.