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“Looking back at my own childhood, I saw how important it was for me to mentor young girls in particular. I didn’t have any of that myself. I believe that God has destined me for this role, and that belief drives me every single day.”
In just the last three weeks of this new year, there have been 40 shootings. There were 647 mass shootings in 2022 alone. Firearms are now the No. 1 cause of death among American children.
To deliver transformational change, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona urged everyone to act boldly and unapologetically to address student underperformance and decades of underinvestment.

Whom do you think of when you hear the words “The Robber Barons?”

The easy answer: The magnates of The Gilded Age of the late 1800s, when imperial and imperious capitalists bestrode the nation: Cornelius Vanderbilt—a railroad magnate—John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, J. Pierpont (J.P.) Morgan et al.

They and their cohorts, all WASP men, controlled the country, bought and sold politicians, exercised make-or-break power over commerce, ruined, suppressed and exploited workers, and wrecked people’s lives.

Some 75% of education professionals say they would approve a proposal for a union in their workplace, according to an AFL-CIO survey of nonunion professionals.

The glory of our union is that we are never alone. Our unity is never more empowering than during an election season, and it is never more important. 

AFSA member Doreen Seaman, an Air Force veteran and school leader.
AFSA member Richard Ojeda, a Navy veteran and school leader.