Teacher Tuesday at the Capitol

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



OKC-AFT Officer Election Results

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%


Bills to Boost Teacher Salaries Pour In

By Jennifer Palmer January 21, 2017
Oklahoma Watch
Among the deluge of bills filed by state legislators in advance of the upcoming session are more than two dozen proposals to boost teacher pay.

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.


Weingarten speaks on the future of public education

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.