In her State of the Union address, AFT President Randi Weingarten outlined three national crises—a public health crisis, an economic crisis and a crisis of racial justice, all made worse by Donald Trump.
On his first day in office our new President Jason Roberts named June as LGBTQ Pride Month for Local 691. It is the beginning of a long stretch of ensuring diversity and inclusion in our Union. It is the beginning of fulfilling commitments he made while running for office in 2021.
President Roberts is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Sandra Dayse to the state Executive Board for the American Federation of Teachers. He believes she will be a strong advocate of our local and of the students and staff of Kansas City Public Schools.
Attacks on public education in America by extremists and culture-war peddling politicians have reached new heights (“lows” may be more apt), but they are not new. The difference today is that the attacks are intended not just to undermine public education but to destroy it.