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.