Issues

Engaging Members for Political Action

WHEREAS, it is imperative that the voice of school administrators be heard at the local, state and national political levels; and WHEREAS, each member of the American Federation of School Administrators should be encouraged to become actively involved in speaking out, speaking up and helping to make a positive change in the local, state and national political venues; and WHEREAS, […]

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Continuing National Administrative Partnerships for Educational Action

WHEREAS,the American Federation of School Administrators has, during the past several years, developed action partnerships with other prominent national organizations representing school leaders, including the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), to represent a united front when speaking in front of Congress, and WHEREAS, during the past several years, AFSA […]

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Encouraging Union Members to Run for Local Public Office

WHEREAS, when working people have a seat at the table, we have a voice in the agenda; and WHEREAS, over the past four years, the AFL-CIO, along with the AFL-CIO state federations and affiliated unions, have focused on recruiting labor candidates and winning elections across the country; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that AFSA encourages more of our members to run […]

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Election Day is the Only Poll

Randi Weingarten, president of the 1.7 million-member American Federation of Teachers, kicked off the Southwestern Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council’s labor election rally with a fist-pumping exhortation to get the labor vote out on Nov. 6.  “There is no poll that matters but Election Day,” Weingarten declared. “And that’s why – if we really believe in working people having […]

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Support for Grieving Students

WHEREAS, the American Federation of School Administrators has joined with other leading education groups to form the Coalition to Support Grieving Students; and  WHEREAS, coalition members have developed educational materials for the use of educators, parents and community members to deal with all areas of grief and loss; and  WHEREAS, the coalition has set up guidelines on how to respond […]

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School Leader Specific Professional Development

WHEREAS a bipartisan Congress overwhelmingly approved the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA); and WHEREAS, ESSA provides new opportunities for states to use Title II, Part A funds to invest in principal leadership; and WHEREAS, many states already have taken advantage of the optional 3 percent of Title II, Part A funds for school leadership activities; and WHEREAS, states also report […]

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Retired Administrators Chapter for Each Local

WHEREAS, several locals of the American Federation of School Administrators have developed chapters within their locals to serve the needs of retired administrators; and WHEREAS, retired administrators can serve as valuable resources for active administrators in helping with ongoing issues within the locals; and WHEREAS, retired administrators benefit from continuing their membership within the American Federation of School Administrators; THEREFORE, […]

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Opposing Privatization of Puerto Rico’s Public Schools

WHEREAS, Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States; and WHEREAS, Puerto Rico has determined that public education is a foundation of our democracy; and WHEREAS, there are some 300,000 students in more than 1,000 public schools in Puerto Rico; and WHEREAS, the growing number of school closures is having a profoundly negative impact on the students of Puerto […]

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Develop a Public Charter School Administrative Recruitment Program

WHEREAS, the American Federation of School Administrators currently does not have a recruitment program to encourage public charter school administrators to become members of AFSA; and WHEREAS, there is a growing number of public charter school administrators who could be eligible for membership in AFSA; and WHEREAS, public charter school administrators would benefit from membership in our organization; THEREFORE, BE […]

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Union Speak Up: Stop Postal Service Privatization

If GOP President Donald Trump and his Wall Street backers convince Congress to privatize the U.S. Postal Service, youthful postal clerk Arrion Brown of D.C., a Postal Workers activist, says he may get laid off and have to find another job to support his two young children. If Trump’s plan seeks to cut costs, retired Postal Worker Grace Jenkins says, […]

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