The AFT recently collaborated with the Badass Teachers Association to survey educators on how their working conditions affect them, and the results show that the obstacles they face at work are taking more of a toll than ever.
As president of one of the leading public sector unions in this country, I see firsthand and hear stories every day about workers who make a difference in their communities and in people’s lives—healing the sick, unlocking a child's mind or improving a family's life. That is who our members are: all 1.6 million.
The Alexander-Murray bipartisan bill, reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, goes back to the original intent of the law, to level the playing field for at-risk kids.
Gov. Cuomo's education budget proposals shows they are premised on the flawed principle that individual teachers alone, without the necessary tools and resources, can ensure the success of every child, every year, as measured by that child's test score.
On March, I had the honor of addressing the 5th J Street National Conference. I spoke about what we saw when an AFT delegation recently visited Israel and the West Bank.
On the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, we need to refocus on keeping our democracy strong by protecting everyone's right to vote.
Here's my response to Republican attacks on the teaching of AP US History with this piece on MSNBC.com.
Union governance might seem distant or dry, but the opening day of our winter executive council meetings set the tone for our union’s work this year. Here’s a quick recap of some highlights.
Chad Aldeman of Bellwether Education Partners has an op-ed in the New York Times pushing to maintain annual high-stakes testing. Here's my response to Aldeman.
Remembering means educating. Remembering means speaking out, not being a bystander.