Press Release

AFT on NCTQ’s Report on Teacher Attendance

For Release: 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Janet Bass


WASHINGTON—Statement by Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers, on the National Council on Teacher Quality’s report, “Roll Call: The Importance of Teacher Attendance.”

“While some, no doubt, will find fault with teachers in this attendance report, an overall 94 percent attendance rate shows the extraordinary dedication of teachers across the country, who come to school each day ready and excited to teach. This kind of stability is what our kids need to succeed.”

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The AFT represents 1.7 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators.