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Professional Development

Special Education Complaint Form

AFT has developed an online Special Education Complaint Form designed to capture member complaints on special education issues. Any information provided will be used to identify patterns of federal, state, and/or local implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education (IDEA) regulations. If you have experienced difficulties in any of these areas relating to special education, please click here to complete the survey online.

No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)

The Birmingham American Federation of Teachers and American Federation of Teachers have long supported higher academic standards, greater accountability, and enhanced professional development. BFT/AFT hoped that the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) would advance these goals. Unfortunately, serious flaws in the law – as well as chronic underfunding – are undercutting its original promise.


Tell us your concerns about NCLB

BFT and AFT are interested in hearing from members about the issues, problems and concerns that they are experiencing because of or linked to the No Child Left Behind law. Tell us your story.