Survey Shows What Teachers Need to Help Kids Succeed

Results from a new survey from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Scholastic shows that our children and our nation benefit when we listen to teachers' insights and observations, and focus on what works in the classroom, because they are one and the same, AFT president Randi Weingarten says.

AFL-CIO Unions Vote to Endorse Obama for Second Term

Citing President Obama's commitment to working families, the AFL-CIO General Board voted March 13 to endorse the president for a second term.

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka says Obama has placed his faith in America's working men and women to lead our country to economic recovery, while Republican presidential candidates have pledged their loyalty to Wall Street and the 1 percent. The AFT endorsed Obama on Feb. 7.

Survey Shows Low Level of Teacher Job Satisfaction

The latest "MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Teachers, Parents and the Economy" shows that education budget cuts to public schools and the demonization of teachers have taken a toll on teachers' job satisfaction.

Experts Correct Myths about Public Employee Pensions

In politics and policymaking, the facts aren't always convenient. Such is the case with public employee defined-benefit retirement plans and the policymakers who want to dismantle them.

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