Tom Mooney Scholarship

Have a child whose college plans are to study education, history, labor studies or political science? He or she could be a Mooney Scholar. Applications for 2017 are due April 13. 

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Thousands come together for National Day of Action

The National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education brought together thousands of educators, parents, students and community members who attended more than 100 events around the country, despite challenging weather conditions in many locations.

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Early learning: This is not a test

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the necessity of making early childhood education a priority in this country.

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AFT e-Activist

Dear David,
Earlier this month, more than 100 Wal-Mart workers traveled to Bentonville, Ark., for Wal-Mart’s annual shareholder meeting, to protest illegal attempts to silence them when they spoke out against poverty-level jobs.
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AFT uses toolkit of info to battle dangerous stereotypes in film "Won't Back Down"

A film soon to be in theaters called “Won’t Back Down” uses moving characters to drive home the sense of urgency parents and educators feel to do everything they can to provide the best possible education for their children. That urgency is real, but the film unfairly uses stereotypes to deliver the wrong message. Learn how you can respond.

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