As a young teacher in an all-Black segregated school in NC, when Willa Johnson taught her students how to register to vote she was summoned to the principal’s office and summarily fired.
Issue Retired Educators
Retired speech language pathologist Karen Ostby dedicated her career to helping students find their voice. Meanwhile, she found her voice as a political activist.
Education activists: Call U.S. Senators to take action and #GetESEARight
This week: IL retirement, MI’s higher education conference, MA charters and NJ’s new teacher leader certification endorsement.
Hillary Clinton is a strong leader with a proven record on the issues that matter to students and public education
State lawmakers are encouraged to ‘close the gap’ to prevent pension problems from discouraging talented young educators away from teaching.
Reducing high-stakes testing in MI, OH fighting against state takeover of Youngstown City Schools, a petition in support of allowing educators on the MA BESE and a huge win on benefits for MT retirees.
This week MTA shares their thoughts on a bill to offer college debt relief to adjuncts, ed funding in WA, a pension victory in MT and the NY wage board recommending a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers.
This week we talk about PARCC assessments in OH, retiree health insurance in MI, a reflection on the NEA RA from MTA President Barbara Madeloni, and feature video of the National Teacher of the Year on the importance of activism.
Newly introduced bill will help public servants such as teachers, firefighters and police officers retain the retirement benefits they earned through a lifetime of public service.