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Yearning to breathe free

In her most recent column appearing in the New York Times, which came out the day before the nation celebrated the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., AFT President Randi Weingarten talks about the damage being done to our country by increasingly partisan rancor and bitter disagreements.

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Every Student Succeeds Act ushers in sweeping changes

The signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act marks a new day in public education, says AFT President Randi Weingarten, who stood behind President Obama (along with other AFT leaders and members) at the White House as he signed the law.

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1,071 Teachers Respond to AFT's Latest Survey Regarding Student Discipline

OKC-AFT conducted a survey regarding suggestions for improving student discipline and use of teacher time.  The survey was conducted from November 11th through November 16th, and 1,071 teachers took time to answer the survey and 452 left comments. The first link is to the survey's statistics and the second link provides a list of teacher comments.

The link below reports the survey's statistics.

http://okcaft.ok.aft.org/files/discipline_and_teacher_time_survey2_results.xls

 

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AFT files amicus brief in 'Friedrichs' case

The AFT along with the American Association of University Professors, filed an amicus curiae brief in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case threatens to make it harder for working people to join together and speak out together.

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