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Randi Weingarten"Across the country, AFT members are working with their communities to champion fairness, democracy, economic opportunity, and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for children, their families and our communities. Together, we are working to reclaim the promise of America. If you are an AFT member, I want to thank you for your work. If you are a student, parent or community member, here's a place you can learn more about the work we're engaged in and find ways to get involved."

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A conversation about a path forward at #TFA25

Thirteen thousand people recently converged on Washington, D.C., for Teach for America’s 25th anniversary. Even though I have been critical of TFA, I was invited to speak about how to address both education and poverty, along with Howard Fuller, an education activist who supports education vouchers and other forms of privatization.

It's about fairness and opportunity

Walking up the steps to the United States Supreme Court early on Jan. 11 — before the court was to hear oral arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association — I was buoyed by the overwhelming support we’ve seen for working people and our unions in recent weeks. Across the political spectrum, people agree that employees who benefit from a union should pay their fair share for the representation they receive.

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