One of the most pressing issues we find ourselves facing is the impending legislation to allow charter schools in Alabama. AFT Alabama does not support charter schools here while the bill is in its’ current form.
Bullying is a serious problem that affects kids and teens throughout the nation. It can happen anywhere: face-to-face, on the web or over the phone. As serious as this problem is, the good news is that we can join together to stop it.
Bullying awareness is an issue that AFT and our members feel strongly about. To show our commitment to anti-bullying, we are providing list of resources, including this Power Point presentation, that offers tools and information regarding bullying. The Birmingham Federation of Teachers also has materials to help you spread the word that bullying is not ok.
If you have questions or would like to schedule a workshop on bullying through AFT, please contact our office:
AFT affiliates in Alabama recently announced a multifaceted campaign to address the very serious issues facing the state's public school students and its communities. In the coming months, union members will be engaging elected officials and community members in a variety of initiatives designed to improve conditions and provide much-needed financial resources for Alabama's public schools.
A Movement is Born
When PEEHIP and the Teachers Retirement System announced deep, painful cuts to health and retirement benefits, Birmingham-AFT mobilized to fight. Thousands of teachers and paraprofessionals have met, signed petitions and reached out to their brothers and sisters across the state of Alabama. A movement has been born. The voice of educational professionals is being heard in Birmingham.
Following the U.S. Senate's Dec. 24 passage of a healthcare reform bill, both chambers of Congress now have an opportunity to craft a historic piece of legislation that insures the uninsured and makes high-quality health care affordable to all Americans, AFT president Randi Weingarten says.
Educators across the nation report that they are witnessing hunger among their students despite government and private nutrition programs intended to ensure children have enough to eat in and out of school, according to a new survey of classroom instructors.