The AFT has taken steps to formally file a complaint with the United Nations. The zero tolerance policy that separates children from their families violates international law, including the U.N. Convention Against Torture and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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Arming teachers is not a solution to school shootings. Educators want to teach, not be armed at school. Students and parents want schools to be safe and welcoming places.
Public education is underfunded in every single state in the United States.
This is a proposed class action lawsuit brought on behalf of public servants about qualifying for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, which forgives federal student loan debt after the borrower makes 120 qualifying payments.
Gun violence continues to threaten the safety of our students, schools and communities. We must demand that leaders take action to pass comprehensive laws to end gun violence.