A hand up is not a handout

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten urges lawmakers to strengthen the rungs on America's ladder of opportunity.

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Exciting Leadership Training Opportunity!

Want to learn how to build a more powerful local union and become a more effective union activist? Take advantage of the special AFT Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) training opportunity in St. Louis on April 5-6. The day-and-a-half-long event includes courses such as Managing with Labor’s Values; Training Worksite Leaders; Union-Management Partnerships; Being the Public Face of Your Union; The Common Core: What, When, Where and How; Engaging Our Members through Activism and Better Communications; and Researching Your Employer’s World and How to Use the Information for Good. For more information contact the AFT’s Union Leadership Institute at 202-879-4497. 

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Thousands come together for National Day of Action

The National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education brought together thousands of educators, parents, students and community members who attended more than 100 events around the country, despite challenging weather conditions in many locations.

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Early learning: This is not a test

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the necessity of making early childhood education a priority in this country.

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AFT uses toolkit of info to battle dangerous stereotypes in film "Won't Back Down"

A film soon to be in theaters called “Won’t Back Down” uses moving characters to drive home the sense of urgency parents and educators feel to do everything they can to provide the best possible education for their children. That urgency is real, but the film unfairly uses stereotypes to deliver the wrong message. Learn how you can respond.

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