American Federation of Teachers
American Federation of Teachers - The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is the second largest educational union in the United States. They boast over 1.5 million members. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) was formed on April 15, 1916 and have been fighting for teacher's rights and educational policy reform since that time.
National Education Association: An Overview
The National Education Association (NEA) is the largest teacher union in the United States? What are their principles, how can they benefit their members, and what issues are important to them? All of these and more are examined throughout this article.
Teachers union - One decision that a new teacher is faced with is whether or not they should join a teachers union. In some cases it is really not a choice at all. In eighteen states it is essentially legal to force teachers to support a union by requiring teachers who are not members to pay a fee to a union as a condition of continued employment.
The Role Of Teachers' Unions In Education
Critics complain teachers' unions stand in the way of education reform, and protect underperforming educators. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, argues that teachers must play a key role in shaping education reform, and that administrators must share responsibility for student performance.
The Teachers’ Unions’ Last Stand
An extensive article from the New York Times that examines the pull and push between momentum for education reform and how unions fit into the evolving framework.
United Federation of Teachers
United Federation of Teachers - The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) is the largest labor union representing teachers in New York City. The UFT currently has over 200,000 members. Those members include teachers, classroom paraprofessionals, school secretaries, attendance teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers, adult...