American Educator: Summer 2017

  • Where We Stand

    Understanding History to Fight Tyranny Randi Weingarten

    In this era of political tumult, many of us are asking several important questions: Are our democracy and our system of checks and balances endangered? If so, what can we do about it, individually and collectively? What can history, both national and global, tell us? Two pieces in this issue...

  • Hope in Dark Times

    Resisting the Threat to Democracy with Union Activism Richard D. Kahlenberg

     

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  • History and Tyranny

    Timothy Snyder

    History does not repeat, but it does instruct. As the Founding Fathers debated our Constitution, they took instruction from the history they knew. Concerned that the democratic republic they envisioned would collapse, they contemplated the descent of ancient democracies and republics into...

  • Elevating Relationships

    How Collaboration Shapes Teaching and Learning Esther Quintero

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  • What Teacher Collaboration Looks Like

    Joseph Vincente

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  • The Trust Gap

    Understanding the Effects of Leadership Churn in School Districts Kara S. Finnigan, Alan J. Daly

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  • One Sentence at a Time

    The Need for Explicit Instruction in Teaching Students to Write Well Judith C. Hochman, Natalie Wexler

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  • Promising Practices for Education Technology

    Molly B. Zielezinski

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  • News in Brief

    VISIT SHOWS PROMISE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION

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  • Share My Lesson

    Supporting Civics Education

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  • What We're Reading

    SCHOOLS THAT SUCCEED: HOW EDUCATORS MARSHAL THE POWER OF SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVEMENT

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  • Tools for Teachers

    Free Materials for PreK–12

    Whether you’re searching for information on supporting students’ literacy skills or engaging in opportunities for professional development, the AFT’s educational issues department is here to help. Below, we highlight a few of our recent publications, which are all...