Issues

Statement in Response to NCLB Waivers

The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) unfairly labels schools as failing and imposes escalating sanctions that are driven by high-stakes testing mandates. NCLB also sets an unrealistic timeline and goal for all students to be deemed proficient by 2014, and there is general agreement in Congress that the law is flawed. Yet progress on the reauthorization remains stalled. 



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Statement by AFSA President Diann Woodard in Support of the American Jobs Act

To begin to address the serious jobs crisis in this nation, the President took a bold first step in announcing the American Jobs Act. His plan will create quality jobs that will support families, provide public services to strengthen communities and support unemployed workers laid off through no fault of their own.

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Statement by the American Federation of School Administrators Memorializing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Unveiling of the Monument Commemorating his Valor

AFSA is proud to support the King Center and the AFL-CIO in the official unveiling of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, keenly aware that Reverend King’s dream of social and economic justice is yet to be fully realized. We take special pride as an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, as it hosts a National Symposium on “The American Dream: Jobs and Justice” on Friday, August 26.

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AFSA’s Response to Cheating in Georgia

On July 5, an investigation by the state of Georgia was released that uncovered numerous instances of cheating in Atlanta Public Schools. In response to the findings of the investigation, AFSA released this statement…

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AFSA Opposes Privatizing Pensions

While some members of the committee support privatization of Social Security and Medicare, AFSA strongly opposes this approach that would shift all of the retirement and healthcare risks to the individual.

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AFL-CIO Sees Wisconsin as Springboard for Repositioning

The AFL-CIO is poised for action in response to a series of coordinated Republican attacks against public employees that threatens the very existence of unions’ collective bargaining rights.

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Andres Bustamante

2011 AFSA Scholarship Winners Announced

Five high school seniors who demonstrated academic excellence, personal growth and strong community involvement have been awarded $2,500 scholarships by a national school administrators union to continue their achievements this fall as they pursue their college degrees.

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Statement on the 2010 NAEP Civics Assessment

On May 4, the National Assessment of Education Progress at Grades 4, 8 and 12 (NAEP) released their 2010 civics assessment results, known as the Nation’s Report Card.

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President Woodard’s Response on the Denver Labor-Management Collaboration Conference

A first-of-its-kind conference on labor-management collaboration was held in Denver in February by the U.S. Department of Education. The focus was on the relationships between superintendents, school boards and teachers, and how student achievement could be boosted through successful collaboration. AFSA President Diann Woodard attended the meeting.

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