Post Tagged with: "public schools"

Free Live Video Stream on Latest Children and Poverty Research

Half the children in American public schools are low income and one million are homeless. Yet today’s school reform agenda dismisses poverty as just an excuse. Join the National Superintendents Roundtable via videostream as it explores these issues in Chicago, July 11 and 12. Presentations (all times Central): 6:00 pm, Friday, July 11: Kent McGuire of the Southern Education Foundation […]

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For New Orleans Students, Katrina Was Only the Beginning

The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast in 2005. But for New Orleans’ public school students, parents, and teachers, the tragedy of Katrina was just the beginning. “A Perfect Storm: The Takeover of New Orleans Public Schools,” the first in series of short videos, shows the inside story of how […]

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AFT Exposes For-Profit Charter School Industry

WASHINGTON –The American Federation of Teachers is launching a campaign to expose the for-profit charter school industry as more interested in high pay for its CEOs and profits for its stockholders than it is in teaching kids. In studies and personal testimony gathered at a section of its website, the 1.4-million member union rips the veil off the profitable firms, […]

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Diann Woodard’s Latest Huffington Post Blog: Listen to Mama on School Reform

Diann Woodard’s Latest Huffington Post Blog: Listen to Mama on School Reform

A recent national poll conducted by Hart Research Associates revealed that parents overwhelmingly believe that public schools are the single most important institution for the future of their community and our nation, and that they choose strong neighborhood public schools over expanding choice, charters and vouchers.

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AFSA Members Respond About Their Concerns for Public Education: Spring Survey Results

AFSA Members Respond About Their Concerns for Public Education: Spring Survey Results

Recently we sent out a survey to AFSA members asking them about their views on the current landscape of public education. We sent the survey to every AFSA member and received 167 responses. The survey provides a snapshot of what members consider the biggest challenges facing educators today. When asked about U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, more than 49 […]

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Safe Schools Improvement Act reintroduced to Congress

A new version of the Safe Schools Improvement Act has been reintroduced in the Senate and will be reintroduced in the House shortly. As members of the National Safe Schools Partnership, we will be urging congressmen and women to support this bill ensuring safer schools. This legislation seeks to strengthen punishments for school bullying and also broadens the definition of […]

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Statement by President Diann Woodard In Response To President Obama’s Proposed Master Teacher Corps

In response to this proposal, President of the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), AFL-CIO, released the following statement:

“While, AFSA appreciates the administration’s efforts to improve educational opportunities for students in math, science, technology, and engineering, this plan is only a start in the right direction.

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Press Release: School Administrators Union Joins with Teachers to Endorse ‘Bully’ Documentary

A new documentary that challenges the education community to address and prevent school bullying now has the endorsement of the nation’s only school administrators’ union. The American Federation of School Administrators added its members’ voices to those of the American Federation of Teachers and others who have called the documentary “Bully” one of this year’s most important films.

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AFSA’s Letter to the Editor Published in The Hill

On Jan. 25, 2012, The Hill published a letter AFSA submitted in response to Juan Williams’ op-ed in support of school choice.

From Diann Woodard, president of the American Federation of School Administrators

The failure of our education system lies not within the walls of the public schools that serve children in crisis, but with the policymakers and policies in place that ignore the fundamental causes of low student achievement: unfair funding formulas, poverty and unproven education policies.

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Supermarkets, Not Superman

Originally published on The Huffington Post October 2010.

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