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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.

As principals we know that virtually no institution rivals the importance of Americas public schools to our communities, economy and democracy. They bring neighbors together, set students on paths of opportunity and instill a spirit of civic engagement in each new generation.

President Trumps priorities are a big boost in military spending, a wall, deep cuts in domestic programs and years of trillion-dollar deficits. Public education clearly is not a priority.

The AFL-CIO will not be making an early endorsement in the 2020 presidential contest.

There will be no early endorsement of any of the candidates who have announced, Lee Saunders, chair of the federations political committee, told Peoples World, as he arrived in New Orleans for the 2019 winter meeting of the AFL-CIO Executive Council.

The wave of teachers walkouts and strikes for almost a year forced on the workers by penny-pinching and tax-cutting GOP administrations and politicians represent successful examples of community-based action where victories benefit everyone, says Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten.

The President may have been a month late with his FY20 budget owing to the 35-day federal government shutdown, but his proposed slashing of the education budget could have been predicted a year ago, maybe two years ago. That's because it looks a lot like his FY18 and FY19 budget proposals.
Thousands of working men and women from 150 unions and labor groups marched in the New York City Labor Day Parade on September 7.