Yearning to breathe free

In her most recent column appearing in the New York Times, which came out the day before the nation celebrated the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., AFT President Randi Weingarten talks about the damage being done to our country by increasingly partisan rancor and bitter disagreements.

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QUOLKE’S CORNER STATE OF OHIO BUDGET AND IT’S IMPACT ON CLEVELAND

 

QUOLKE’S CORNER

STATE OF OHIO BUDGET AND IT’S IMPACT ON CLEVELAND

On Tuesday (June 30), Governor John Kasich signed the biennial Ohio budget that included many amendments that impact school districts, students, and educators across the state.  Here are some of the items that have the greatest impact on Cleveland.

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Every Student Succeeds Act ushers in sweeping changes

The signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act marks a new day in public education, says AFT President Randi Weingarten, who stood behind President Obama (along with other AFT leaders and members) at the White House as he signed the law.

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AFT files amicus brief in 'Friedrichs' case

The AFT along with the American Association of University Professors, filed an amicus curiae brief in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case threatens to make it harder for working people to join together and speak out together.

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