Updates from the AFT Convention

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
I hope this email finds all of you doing well and enjoying your summer.  It has been an important summer for teachers as you will see below.  Last month, the AFT held their convention where they overwhelmingly approved a resolution to amend ESSA.  Other highlights from the convention included a talk from the Chicago Teachers, who went on strike earlier this year to protest the attacks on public education, a presentation from a NYSUT member and member of the Badass Teachers Association (BAT), and speeches from teacher friendly politicians.  You can find out more about what they said below. 
I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their summer and comes back refreshed for a new school year. As a reminder, we will be having the first  General Membership meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 6th following the Superintendent's welcome.