The pipeline to a more robust and diverse teacher workforce just became stronger since the AFT, in partnership with Montclair State University and Newark Public Schools, launched a new Teacher Education Academy. By training a new generation of educators right in their own community, the academy will not only address a growing teacher shortfall but will also start to correct a racial imbalance between students and teachers.
Literal holes in the wall. A revolving door of teachers and support staff. Ancient classroom materials. These are just some of the things students at Summit Academy in Parma, Ohio, face every day, say their educators, who went on strike last week to win better teaching and learning conditions.
For many people, community and technical colleges offer the only affordable, accessible pathway to higher education, and yet, they are chronically underfunded. That’s why the AFT Washington and a coalition of partners have launched the (Re)Invest in Our Colleges campaign.
Please enjoy a few shots from our EOTY Luncheon. We were grateful to have a powerful presentation from the volunteers at the Eastern Service Workers Association. If you would like more information on their group, what they do, and how YOU can help contact them at 609-695-9562. Through our commitment to donate to them yearly, we know that we are supporting the rights of those who are vulnerable, one of the hallmarks of a strong union!