A new AFT report reveals billions in potential savings if pension funds slashed fees paid to Wall Street fund managers who invest in risky “alternative” assets such as hedge funds and private equity.
AFT Members, join us each Tuesday at the Capitol. We will be visiting with legislators and voicing concerns. If you are interested in participating, contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The election results for OKC-AFT are complete and Ed Allen and Mary Cox have been re-elected:
President: Ed Allen 79%, Michelle Manley 21%
Teachers, disappointed by the defeat of State Question 779, which would have generated about $550 million a year for education through a 1 percent sales tax, say they’re counting on legislators to do more than just talk.
In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., AFT President Randi Weingarten juxtaposed two approaches for education that would have vastly different consequences for America's students. Either build on the bipartisan consensus of the Every Student Succeeds Act to provide all families with access to great neighborhood public schools, or promote the dangerous, destructive approaches that Donald Trump's education secretary nominee advocates to undermine and privatize public education.