In Defense of Public Education

Join us for “In Defense of Public Education,” a major address on the current state and future of public education in the United States. AFT President Randi Weingarten will emphasize the vital role public education plays in providing broad-based opportunities for our children to thrive, despite the attacks by culture warriors.

Livestreaming Tuesday, March 28 at 9am Eastern

Background & resources


AFT background material

President Obama’s Executive Actions


Member highlights

Two of our AFT affiliate leaders were highlighted for their work on immigration. Each one shares great personal anecdotes and experiences; listen to their interviews below.

Karla Hernandez-Mats is a middle school special education science teacher and first generation American. While growing up, she tried to reconcile her American identity with her Latino heritage, and credits a teacher with helping her to embrace both.

Montserrat Garibay, a teacher and vice president for Certified Employees at Education Austin, recounts her first day of school and meeting her teacher and inspiration, Ms. Hernandez.