The union says teacher performance assessments shouldn't be standardized or "outsourced" to for-profit organizations.
AFT raises its dues; some of the new money will be put towards defense efforts.
Your guide to how the American Federation of Teachers spent some $335 million in 2012-13.
So far, it isn't clear whether the AFT will pass a similar resolution, but efforts are underway.
AFT posts new membership numbers, increasing to 1.6 million members.
AFT Innovation Fund grants will be awarded to affiliates to "critique and analyze the current standards, and/or review and comment on the research behind them."
AFT President Randi Weingarten is expected to unveil the new group in a speech at today's union convention.
As the American Federation of Teachers' convention begins, Teacher Beat gives you a few tidbits to watch.
The National Education Association adopted policy formally proscribing the use of standardized tests in teachers' evaluations--a stronger stance than just three years earlier.
The Education Department wants states to re-submit "equity plans" to ensure that effective teachers are matched with disadvantaged and minority students.