Issues

Promote Excellence

The American Federation of School Administrators believes that it is the union’s job to help promote excellence in our nation’s public schools. It is the Federations and its locals’ position that strong leadership is the cornerstone to effective public schools. Affiliates and members are encouraged to promote the highest standards for their staff, students and communities.

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Professional Development

The American Federation of School Administrators believes that public school administrators and supervisors must receive specific leadership professional development in order to maintain the highest standards for public education. Such professional development programs must improve the knowledge and skills important to school leadership and provide the opportunity to learn and apply new practices and techniques. Such programs should be designed […]

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Mentoring

The American Federation of School Administrators believes that strong mentoring programs designed to assist new and/or struggling public school administrators and supervisors can be beneficial to their professional careers. Such mentoring programs must be negotiated with the local affiliate and participation must being voluntary. The development, implementation and evaluation of such programs must be a joint effort between the school […]

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AFSA to provide a National Voice

The American Federation of School Administrators believes that educating our nation’s children, youth and adults is one of the most important endeavors society can make. The opportunities that a free public education afford our nation’s citizens is a right that must be preserved and strengthened. The Federation believes that state governments and the federal government must maintain a strong public […]

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Senate Dems to Move Fast on Reining in Filibusters

            WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats, fed up to here with Republican obstructionism, will move fast to rein in GOP filibusters, the talkathons that kill Obama administration nominees, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka predicted on July 10.  On July 11, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., agreed, scheduling votes on nominations – and to change Senate filibuster rules – for the following week.             And once Reid […]

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Philly Teachers, Aides March on Harrisburg for School Funding, After Hunger Strike

            HARRISBURG, Pa.—Philadelphia school teachers, members of Teachers Local 3, and school aides and cafeteria workers, members of Unite Here Local 634, marched on the Pennsylvania state capitol in Harrisburg on June 25, demanding adequate funding to teach and feed kids in the city schools, and not firings.             But whether their march, rally, lobbying or the week-long hunger strike that dozens […]

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Davis-Bacon Foes Try Alternative Attack: Change Wage Base

            WASHINGTON—Having failed in yet another frontal attack on construction workers’ wages, through defeat of their plan to kill Davis-Bacon Act prevailing wage requirements, workers’ foes are trying a new tack: Change the wage base, to make the wages as low as possible.             That’s what they set out to do at a June hearing before the ideologically polarized House Education and […]

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Unionists, Allies Convert July 2 into ‘Demonstration Day’

            From coast to coast, and for causes ranging from low pay to threats to Social Security, unionists and their allies turned July 2 into a national “Demonstration Day.”             In cities ranging from San Francisco to Washington, and involving both organized and unorganized workers, the demonstrators made their voices heard on key issues:             • In Washington, workers at the food court […]

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Missouri Dem. Gov. Nixon Vetoes GOP ‘Paycheck Protection’ Bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—In a stinging rebuke to the Right Wing Republicans who control the Show Me State’s legislature, Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo., vetoed their so-called “paycheck protection” bill, which applied to most public workers, on June 25.             The measure, pushed by business and its allies, forced public sector unions to ask their members, individually, each year, not only whether they […]

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Union Leaders Pan High Court’s Voting Rights Ruling, Say it Strips Protections from Voters

WASHINGTON—Union leaders panned the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Voting Rights Act, saying the justices gutted its key section and stripped protections from voters.             The justices said states and parts of states that historically discriminated must get voting changes cleared in advance by the U.S. government.  But the justices then said which states and jurisdictions the law covers is unconstitutionally […]

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