On Tuesday, January 20th, President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address. In response, AFSA President Diann Woodard released the following statement: “We appreciate the president’s remarks highlighting the importance of education. AFSA strongly supports increasing our nation’s investment in education, particularly early education, as it is fundamental to closing the opportunity gaps we face as a nation [...]
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Late Tuesday evening Congressional leaders agreed to a $1.1 Trillion deal to keep most government programs funded through September 2015. The House and Senate are expected to vote on the measure later this week. In response to the agreement, AFSA President Diann Woodard released the following statement: “We are pleased that Congress came together to do the necessary hard work [...]
The Supreme Court’s decision in the Harris v. Quinn case earlier this week is a disgrace to workers everywhere and the latest in a series of attempts to erode workers’ rights. Strong unions are the backbone of a fair workplace, and collective bargaining allows for working men and women to come together to make sure they are protected. This latest [...]
At its recent meeting in Washington DC, the Executive Board of the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA) voted to endorse the progressive candidacy of Ras Baraka for mayor in the city of Newark, New Jersey.
Principals’ Organizations Advocate for Improved Professional Development Funding Urge Congress to Revise ESEA Title II Funding Language Washington – Calling on Congress to provide at least 10 percent of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) professional development funding be directed toward principals, three organizations representing 95,000 school leaders across the country have banded together in an unprecedented partnership to [...]
We send our deepest sympathies and prayers to all students, administrators, teachers, staff and families affected by the violent outbreak at Franklin Regional High School this morning. As educators, we cannot think of anything more terrible or senseless. This act of violence once again highlights the school safety issues facing many of our public schools that are still operating without [...]
In response to President Obama’s State of the Union address Diann Woodard, president of AFSA released the following statement: “Last night, the president’s speech centered around opportunity, action and optimism. He stated that one’s ability to get ahead should not be pre-determined, but based on hard work and ambition,” “The president’s call for a much needed investment in our nation’s [...]
Newark, NJ—Pledging full support for Newark’s recently suspended principals, Diann Woodard, president of the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), AFL-CIO met for a briefing with four of the five principals on Thursday. Joined by the City Association of Supervisors and Administrators (CASA), AFSA Local 20, the briefing was held at AFT’s Newark office. All of the suspended principals are members of AFSA and CASA Local 20.
Today we honor Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy, celebrating the historic bond between Labor and Civil Rights. For the two movements are truly one, in their unyielding commitment to equality and social justice. “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity,” [...]
Rep. George Miller (D.-Ca.) is leaving some big shoes to fill as he announces his retirement from the House of Representatives this year. In his 40 years in Congress, Rep. Miller has proven his commitment to the working men and women of this country through his support of education and health care reform, minimum wage increases and worker safety. His unyielding commitment [...]