PreK-12 Teachers

AFT Connecticut represents PreK-12 teachers in school districts across Connecticut. AFT Connecticut is a proponent for teachers and education at the local level in our members' school districts and in the state legislature. From contract negotiations to student testing to pensions, AFT Connecticut works to protect teacher rights and provide professional support for members teaching in public schools.


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Connecticut teachers are in need of supplies for their classrooms. You can find out what's needed in your community schools and donate online.


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Click here to watch how union members in Waterford rallied parents and residents to urge their board of education to make better choices and prioritize permanent leadership for their community’s schools.

Parents support strong neighborhood public schools

Parents overwhelmingly believe that public schools are the single most important institution for the future of their community and of our nation, and they choose strong neighborhood public schools over expanding choice, charters and vouchers, according to a nationwide AFT poll released July 22. Support for strong public schools over expanded vouchers and charters is widespread, with 77 percent supporting this approach, and that support cuts across political and class lines.

AFT effort will 'reclaim the promise of public education'

In her keynote address to the 2013 AFT TEACH Conference, AFT president Randi Weingarten laid a bold marker in the "education wars" that have resulted in frustration and fatigue over competing theories of reform. These competing reforms have made a lot of noise but not the progress communities want to provide all children with the education they need and deserve.

House ESEA legislation is a bad deal for students

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to take up the so-called Student Success Act as early as next week. If passed, the bill would undermine the historic purpose of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act by dismantling 45 years of policy committed to ensuring disadvantaged children are provided a high-quality education.

CT Coalition for Public Education Calls for Flexibility in Common Core Implementation

The Connecticut Coalition for Public Education has sent a letter to Education Commissioner Stephan Pryor calling for flexibility in Common Core State Standards implementation along with new evaluation systems.

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