Now that the Obama administration has released its blueprint for overhauling the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (previously known as No Child Left Behind), the AFT wants to make sure that the voices of classroom educators are heard throughout the reauthorization process.
One way to do that is through the AFT Voices section on the union's Web site, where we are asking, "What do you think of the Obama administration's blueprint for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act?" You can also read and rate the comments of your colleagues around the country.
In her initial response to the blueprint, AFT president Randi Weingarten expressed her disappointment that it places too much responsibility for the success of schools and students on teachers, without giving them any authority.
Now we want to hear what you think. Your voices can help us achieve an important goal: to make sure Congress enacts not just a "blueprint" but a law that gives educators the tools, time and trust they need to help their students succeed. [Dan Gursky]
March 16, 201