Issues

Response to The State of The Union

The President’s focus on job creation and the need for a solid manufacturing base in our country is indeed just one of the remedies needed to fix our ailing economy. However, for us to continue to be competitive in today’s global economy, we must start looking at what happens right when students enter our schools, and support them throughout their education and onto a sustainable career path.

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Statement on the 2011 NAEP Reading and Mathematics Assessment

On Nov. 1, 2011, the National Assessment of Educational Progress at Grades 4 and 8 (NAEP) released their 2011 Reading and Mathematics assessment results, known as “The Nation’s Report Card”. Diann Woodard, president of the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), AFL-CIO, released this statement in response to the results…

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Statement on the Senate Vote on Education and First Responder Jobs bill

Yesterday, our elected senators had a clear choice: vote with the best interests of children and communities in mind to create and protect hundreds of thousands of education, police officer and firefighter jobs; or vote with the best interests of millionaires in mind. Every single Republican senator chose the latter.

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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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