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Reclaiming the Promise: News and Press

AFT-WV President Christine Campbell calls on all West Virginians to come together to reclaim the promise of a high-quality education for all children in her state.

If you had $50,000 or more to invest in the privatization of public education, you would have been welcome at a recent meeting in Philadelphia of self-described school reformers. But if you're an educator or parent interested in strengthening public education, you'd be out of luck. Read more in Randi Weingarten's most recent column.

In the U.S. Virgin Islands, reclaiming the promise was the centerpiece of the TEACH Conference.

AFT Utah spread the message of reclaiming the promise of public education at a community town hall in Ogden with parents, students and school leaders.

The Toledo Federation of Teachers is running a series of colorful reclaiming the promise electronic billboards featuring members. October 2013.

An inspiring Salt Lake Tribune  letter to the editor has politicians and community leaders coming together to reclaim the promise of public education. Sept. 18, 2013

A Dallas Morning News op-ed shows how top-down, test-driven focus is getting in the way of students' education. Sept. 18, 2013

See how parents, students and community leaders are uniting to reclaim the promise of public education in Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper's blog post. Sept. 5, 2013.

AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the AFT's core work: Strong and safe neighborhood public schools, manageable class sizes, and an engaging and well-rounded curriculum. July 28, 2013.