AFT - American Federation of Teachers
"When parents and community leaders support a child's education and encourage them to do well in school, the child is more likely to succeed."
Washington Educators in Early Learning
Federal Way, WA
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"We have always looked out for our patients. It's always been a part of our integrity as healthcare workers."
West Allis, WI
"It is highly important for our union members to work with parents and the community to improve education. In fact, I think it is imperative for all of us to get involved."
MARTHA A. DAMIAN
Calcasieu Federation of Teachers
Lake Charles, LA
"We—teachers and our unions—must engage and involve parents and the community in the dialogue and campaign to protect and improve public education."
Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers
"I believe community involvement in schools is the key to school improvement."
Houston Federation of Teachers
"What we're seeing, especially at the major prestigious universities, is only upper middle class, upper class students can go to them. They’re privatizing these institutions."
University of California
President Weingarten, "Together We Can Reclaim the Promise of Public Education," American Association of School Administrators Convention, Feb. 14, 2014
President Weingarten, "Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education," AFT TEACH Conference, July 22, 2013
President Weingarten, "Making Common Core Standards Work before Making Them Count," Association for a Better New York, April 30, 2013
President Weingarten, "Solution-Driven Unionism," AFT Convention, July 27, 2012
President Weingarten, "A Quality Agenda: How to Build Enduring Education Reform," AFT TEACH Conference, July 11, 2011
President Weingarten, "Sharing Responsibility: Using Collective Bargaining as a Tool To Help Preserve Public Services in the Wake of State Fiscal Crises," March 28, 2011
President Weingarten, "Toward a True Development and Evaluation System," AFT Teacher Evaluation Conference, Feb. 24, 2011
President Weingarten accepts the UFT's Charles Cogen Award, Nov. 7, 2010
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates addresses delegates at AFT Convention, July 10, 2010
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka addresses delegates at AFT Convention, July 10, 2010
President Weingarten, AFT Convention 2010 keynote speech, July 8, 2010
President Weingarten, "A New Path Forward," National Press Club, Jan. 12, 2010
President Weingarten's keynote address at QuEST, July 13, 2009
President Weingarten's address at the National Press Club, Nov. 17, 2008
President Weingarten's address to the Democratic national convention in Denver, CO, Aug. 25, 2008
Randi Weingarten, newly elected AFT president, convention speech from Chicago, IL, July 14, 2008
The Walter P. Reuther Library ispleased to announce that all the speeches by the late AFT presidentAlbert Shanker that are housed at the Reuther Library are now available online.
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