In Our Opinion

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Tweet There’s a John Sterling (a radio announcer for the Yankees) quote my husband likes to shout through the house while the rest of us ignore him. It starts out: “And the Yankees, on the preci- pice of defeat…” The imagery in this phrase is fantastic. You can feel the impending doom. It’s exciting, unless … Read more

The President’s Message

Tweet Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am a teacher. It’s the only answer I had when asked as a child. And it’s still the only answer for me today all these years later through the constant pedagogy pendulum swings and political mandates. It does feel more frustrating these days as the challenging demands increase and … Read more

AFT News

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Tweet Have you heard about Houston’s groundbreaking anti-bullying policy? Read about it here:  http://www.aft.org/newspubs/news/2014/091214bullying.cfm Have you heard about First Book and Beyonce’s partnership with the AFT? Read about it here:  http://www.aft.org/newspubs/news/2014/090314firstbook.cfm Have you heard about school partnerships that work? Read about it here:  http://www.aft.org/newspubs/news/2014/091014randitour.cfm Have you heard about AFT’s commitment to Hispanic education? Read about it here:  http://www.aft.org/newspubs/news/2014/091514hispanic.cfm

In Our Opinion

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Tweet One of my friends recently remarked, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Now, usually this is the phrase associated with Christmas and the other winter holidays, thanks to the popular song. It fits for me at this time of year, as it does for her—for some of the same reasons, and some … Read more