American Federation of Teachers

Stigall Show Log 7.16.15Chris discussed President Obama's reaction to a question about hostages still held in Iran following this week's nuclear agreement, Caitlyn Jenner's acceptance of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award from ESPN, and the President refusing to revoke Bill Cosby's Medal of Freedom.
Pennsylvania School For The Deaf Teachers Voting On Whether To Form A UnionStaffers at the school will cast secret ballots to decide whether to be represented by the American Federation of Teachers.
October Is National Bullying Prevention MonthNational Bullying Prevention Month is in response to the need to raise awareness of bullying and its potentially devastating effects on children.
Still No Deal In Place Between PFT, School DistrictPhiladelphia Federation of Teachers President Jerry Jordan says some steps have been taken in the right direction, but not enough to get a deal done.
NJ Approves Tuition Bill For Those In US Illegally New Jersey lawmakers approved a bill Monday that would allow those in the country illegally to qualify for in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities.
Teachers' Union National Leader Visits Philadelphia Philadelphia's teachers' union got some national help to make their argument that schools can improve without the wholesale closings and charter takeovers that have been proposed.
Declining School Enrollments Philadelphia is cited in articles about the national trend in declining school populations and its effects. Detroit and Cleveland are in similar situations.
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What Numbers Say - Or Don't Say - About TeachersRandi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers writes a revealing article in <em>The New York Times</em>, “Education by the Numbers.”
Attacking Problems of Failing SchoolsThe American Federation of Teachers, usually focused on urban education, is leading a five-year effort to improve education in McDowell County, West Virginia.
Baltimore Teachers' Contract Breaks New GroundBaltimore teachers have signed a contract that breaks new ground because it scraps the old model of 'step' increases based solely on years of experience and education and links pay in part to students’ performance.
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