The American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association were major opponents of the new education secretary during her confirmation process, saying she would hurt public schools.
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February 17, 2017
January 09, 2017
In a speech Monday, Randi Weingarten, head of the teachers' union, said President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary is unqualified to lead the Education Department.
July 28, 2016
We caught up with American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as she made the rounds.
July 26, 2016
In one email released by WikiLeaks, a communications staffer for the DNC said common core was too sensitive politically to be included in a video about GOP candidates.
July 26, 2016
The Vermont senator and former White House hopeful, who spoke Monday night at the Democratic National Convention, also highlighted his plans to make college more affordable.
July 07, 2016
The National Education Association and Sen. Lamar Alexander have developed a good working relationship, resulting in several legislative wins, including the Every Student Succeeds Act.
June 27, 2016
So what does a draft version of the Democratic Party's policy platform say about K-12 education?
May 05, 2016
"He's created an environment of scapegoating and demonizing. It is influencing children and it is influencing behavior in schools. It is making it much, much harder for us," AFT President Randi Weingarten said on a conference call Thursday.
November 16, 2015
The roundtable also offered an opportunity for Clinton to raise issues where she might depart from President Barack Obama's policies, as well as such issues that didn't come up (at least directly) in her discussion with teachers
October 15, 2015
Earlier this month, the National Education Association voted to endorse Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary for president. But what went into that decision beforehand?