NEA, AFT, and AFSA lobbied their lawmakers long and hard to change the No Child Left Behind law.
Today, this organization continues through its educational, philanthropic and cultural programs, including tuition-free evening instruction in trades-related education.
Leaders of the nation's two large teachers' unions are split on a bipartisan effort by a key Senate committee to rewrite the federal aid-to-education law.
"In reality, it would rob poor and struggling students of the resources, supports, and funding they need to succeed."
Ever since Bush's No Child Left Behind, teachers, parents, administrators and lawmakers have been at odds over how to judge schools, kids and teachers.
Labor must launch a massive education campaign about the value of unions, to counter right wing propaganda and to forestall deepening nationwide cynicism.
At stake in this whiplash fight to fund public education is whether the SRC can abrogate the contract with the PFT, imposing its terms.
The St. Louis Workers' Education Society recently purchased its new headquarters - a historic, beautiful, 10,000 square-foot union hall located in south St. Louis City.
The settlement will protect teacher's health care and pensions and establishes, for the first time, a program to control the growth of class sizes.
Civil rights groups organized the boycott and demonstration against segregated schools and inadequate resources for black students.