From grass-roots lobbying on Capitol Hill to a telephone town hall meeting, the AFT has focused intense energy on reauthorization of the keystone federal law for K-12 education: the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
AFT members have a rich record of community engagement, building long-term relationships with families and local organizations based on trust. When our members learn of a need—especially one related to education, health or safety—they rise to the occasion.
Given the economic pressures on working families, good school nutrition is more important than ever. Serving healthier meals is vital for our kids. Many school meal programs, however, struggle to pay for healthier food and more wholesome preparation, as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
Public acclaim comes rarely for school support personnel, but back-to-school season last fall provided a windfall of publicity for school bus drivers, bus attendants, cafeteria workers, custodians and paraprofessionals in southwest Florida.
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