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.
Last week, the voice of educators was heard on Capitol Hill when a New York City teacher and AFT member testified at one of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee's first hearings focused on reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education. Here's Stephen Lazar's testimony.
The Commonwealth Court has ruled against the Philadelphia School Reform Commission's attempt to undermine the professionalism of our educators, jeopardize their ability to provide for themselves and their families, and distract the community from the true task at hand—that is, providing the highest-quality education to all kids in the city.
We've released a statement of joint principles, along with the Center for American Progress, that looks at what we believe is needed when Congress takes up the task of reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.