As Black History Month draws to a close, we want to continue to share and celebrate a labor history that is often overlooked. Recognizing and honoring the important contributions that black people have made to American history matters. From notable women leaders to the desegregation of union organizing, here’s a list of important black contributions to labor history that should be taught all year long.
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Before Campbell Brown’s visit to The Colbert Report, parents, teachers, students and community members sent her over 8,000 tweets with their #Questions4Campbell. Did she answer any of them? See for yourself.
Due process gives teachers the support they need to advocate for their students and take risks in the classroom. It protects teachers against nepotism, discrimination and cronyism. Here are nine of our favorite film and TV teachers who deserved due process.
Today is Earth Day, when events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection and sustainability. Across the country, AFT members are working to create green schools. Here are a few examples:
“School choice” is a common term you hear from corporate privatizers and right-wing politicians. By “choice,” they usually mean taking money out of public schools to fund and send students to schools that are privately run, often by religious groups.
This week, Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, is National School Choice Week, sponsored by ALEC, FreedomWorks, the Heritage Foundation, Michelle Rhee’s StudentsFirst and other groups.
In honor of this weeklong celebration, here are a few examples of why school vouchers are bad policy:
Before the end of the semester, you really need to talk to your professor about pulling your grade up, because, unfortunately, there’s some stuff you’re just not getting.
Here are 10 cool government science jobs that many people don’t even know exist, but are crucial to the safety of all Americans. The AFT is proud to represent many of these incredibly smart and dedicated professionals.
Republicans have shut down the government. Even though their party lost the presidency by 5 million votes, lost several Senate seats, received half a million fewer votes than Democrats in House races, and failed more than 40 times to repeal Obamacare, House Republicans have demanded that President Obama and Senate Democrats implement the economic agenda that they lost the election on in November.