By Tim Willert, the Oklahoman
Ed Allen, president of the union that bargains with Oklahoma City Public Schools on behalf of 2,200 teachers, is retiring in January after 25 years with the Oklahoma City American Federation of Teachers.
“I've always said that I'll know when it's time,” he told The Oklahoman. “You get to the point when you don't think that you're as productive as you used to be. I think it's time for younger folks to take the reins, for the next generation with new ideas.”
AFT President Randi Weingarten on July 18 delivered a forceful case for Hillary Clinton, while hailing the 100-year-old union as a vehicle empowering our more than 1.6 million workers at the bargaining table and the ballot box.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the looming teacher shortage our public schools face and how we can address the challenge before it turns into a crisis.
Share My Lesson, the fastest-growing free, digital collection of lesson plans and other support materials for educators, has gone through a best-in-class upgrade.
AFT President Randi Weingarten told Senate lawmakers that the Every Student Succeeds Act enacted by Congress in December "gives us the opportunity for the reset needed to move from a test-and-sanction environment to one of support and improvement " in public schools, but that "states will need time to get it done and get it right."