State of Our Schools: An Alabama Hometown Hero

Denise Wiggins, a custodian at Westlawn Middle School in Huntsville, AL, and a member of the Huntsville Education Association, believes that we should all help others and especially those less fortunate. In order to do that she not only works two jobs to take care of her own family, but also two more jobs to help others. Her giving spirit and actions recently landed her an appearance on the “Oprah Winfrey Show.”


Teachers Under Attack

In a few weeks, teachers will start a new semester. There’ll be new students and ideas, lesson plans, schedules and all the other pieces that go into making a school year.

Added to their plates, however, will be a serious and growing concern: the demonization in state after state of teachers and other school employees to silence their voices in the debate on how to improve America’s public schools.

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The U.S. Senate is currently considering education jobs funding that could help save 138,000 educator jobs nationwide. We need you to encourage your Senators to support this important legislation by sharing your personal stories on how layoffs and other funding cuts are affecting you, your local schools, and your community.