AFT clinics help beat back student debt

In late January and early February, the AFT and its affiliate the United Federation of Teachers held student debt clinics in each of the five boroughs of New York City, guiding some 1,000 people toward relief from the weight of their student loans.

Trump’s ‘Hunger Games’ plan for infrastructure

Two essential ingredients are missing from the infrastructure plan outlined by the president in his State of the Union address: First, he didn't mention funding for school construction, which is desperately needed as the nation's schools remain long overdue for repairs. And second, he didn't explain how the plan's costs would be covered.