NOW is the time to make your voice heard. Contact your Senator and let them know that you oppose the Scholarships for Kids Act, S.1968 and the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education (CHOICE), S. 1909.
Recently, five Newark, NJ principals were unjustly suspended by Superintendent Cami Anderson. The reason: for simply supporting community members and speaking out against the closures of public schools. Immediately following the announced suspensions, AFSA President Woodard traveled to Newark to meet with the principals and pledge AFSA’s support. “Superintendent Anderson has seemingly plowed forward blindly, ignoring school leaders and disregarding [...]
Affecting 16 million kids and their families each year, hunger is not only an issue of health, but that is extremely detrimental to a child’s education and emotional development. One in five American students come from food insecure families, meaning their household regularly lacks nutritious food. By the third grade, students from food-insecure homes have lower reading and math scores [...]
Schools across the nation have already been subject to the largest cuts to education in our nation’s history under sequestration this year. Now, funding for the federal government is set to expire on September 30th. On September 20, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a spending resolution that would keep sequestration in place, and would require another $19 billion in [...]
On Wednesday, August 7, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students and its Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center will host a 90-minute webinar to discuss school safety.
There are currently proposals in Congress that would seriously threaten Social Security by reducing benefits to retirees. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) recently introduced legislation that rejects this approach and will strengthen and protect Social Security. Senator Harkin’s Strengthen Social Security Act will not only protect retirees from calculated benefit cuts, it will increase Social Security’s Cost-of-Living-Adjustments by an average of [...]
Whereas, Safety in schools is necessary in order to have a peaceful and caring learning environment, and Whereas, Parents, Students, Teachers, School Employees and School Administrators are all working together to make every school a place of safety, and Whereas, Law enforcement and local, state and national legislative leaders are developing plans, proposing legislation and policy, and considering increased funding [...]
Whereas, everyday, more than 11 million immigrant aspiring citizens contribute to our communities, our economy and our country-yet they are denied a voice in the workplace and essential rights in our society, and Whereas, a strong and vibrant democracy cannot function unless all men and women, regardless of their skin color or where they were born, can participate meaningfully in [...]
Unless Congress takes immediate action, funding for education could be slashed by $3 billion on March 1st. This would be the largest cut to education in our nation’s history, and could result in millions of dollars of lost revenue for your local school district. Use our sample letter and simple tool to create and submit a letter to the editor [...]