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July 30, 2020

Biden: GOP Relief Bill 'Completely Out of Touch,' Fails to Address Schools' Needs

Speaking to the American Federation of Teachers, former Vice President Joe Biden warned that a lack of sufficient federal funding would force state and local layoffs, including elimination of teaching jobs.

July 03, 2020

Joe Biden: I Will Have a 'Teacher-Oriented Department of Education'

In an address to the National Education Association, Joe Biden promised that if he is elected president, teachers will have more say in how education decisions are made.

June 17, 2020

AFT Calls on Schools to Handle Security and Safety Without Police

A resolution adopted by the American Federation of Teachers states that the "necessary function of school safety should be separated from policing and police forces."

June 02, 2020

AFT and NEA Join Push for National Overhaul of Police Practices

The two national teachers' unions have joined an effort to get Congress to change police practices after the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other black people at the hands of law enforcement.

May 14, 2020

Teacher's Union, PTA Ad Campaign Promotes COVID-19 Aid for Schools

The National Education Association and the National PTA have announced a multi-million-dollar advertising campaign to support a new federal coronavirus relief package that includes designated funding for schools.

March 10, 2020

'A Game Changer': Virginia Teachers Close to Getting Collective Bargaining Rights

A measure now before Virginia's governor would let teachers bargain with local boards over wages and working conditions if a local board authorizes it.

February 29, 2020

AFT President Endorses Warren: 'It Would Be Great to Send a Teacher to the White House'

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten endorsed Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign Saturday, acting in her personal capacity.

January 23, 2020

How the NEA, the Nation's Largest Teachers' Union, Grades Congress

Despite all the flak they catch from many Democrats for their education positions, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., both received A grades for the first session of this Congress on the Nation Education Association's report card.

January 13, 2020

State and Local Affiliates Aren't Waiting for National Teachers' Unions to Endorse Candidates

Sen. Elizabeth Warren won endorsements from the Massachusetts AFT and the Boston Teachers Union, while former Vice President Joe Biden won an endorsement from the Scranton Federation of Teachers. The United Teachers of Los Angeles endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders last year.

November 17, 2019

The Teacher Strikes That Could Hit Presidential Swing States in 2020

The potential political cross-pollination between the 2020 White House race and labor unrest among educators in swing-state cities is intriguing, but shouldn't be overstated.

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