With Congress on the cusp of passing the American Rescue Plan, the AFT’s town hall on March 9 was a reflection of the progress made and the work still left to be done during the pandemic. AFT President Randi Weingarten was joined by Dr. Irwin Redlener, a pediatrician co-founder of the Children’s Health Fund and founding director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness.
“A lot of work is going to need to be done to get children restabilized in an environment that’s normal,” said Redlener.
Over the weekend, Donald Trump Jr. launched a rambling, agitated attack on educators, school staff and their unions. Looking straight into the camera and perched in front of a wall covered with mounted assault weapons, Trump Jr.
At the AFT’s Black History Month telephone town hall Feb. 23, Black activists, educators and scholars joined AFT President Randi Weingarten in a discussion that chose to celebrate the history and triumphs of the Black community by leaning in on the actual work that still must be done. From passing an equitable American Rescue Plan to changing our school curriculum, history informs the many routes to a more antiracist nation.
The first meeting of the AFT’s new task force for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders kicked off earlier this month, its 14 members drawn from local affiliates all over the nation and across AFT constituencies. AFT President Randi Weingarten announced the task force at convention last July and attended the Feb. 9 meeting, where she said the representation of AAPI people must go beyond celebrating the Lunar New Year and teaching about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Sugary diets. Traffic patterns. Capitalism. Democracy. So much of our culture has deep ties to the history of enslavement, yet these connections are rarely taught in public school systems.
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