Trump's budget takes a meat cleaver to public education

The 2018 budget proposal "takes a meat cleaver to public education" and ignores promised investments in the types of skills, training and other vital family supports that Trump rode to the White House in 2016, AFT President Randi Weingarten says.

AFT MA/BTU Paraprofessional Conference is coming April 8

Come meet and discuss the issues of the day with colleagues from across the Commonwealth at the AFT MA/BTU Paraprofesional Conference on April 8, 2017 at the BTU Hall.

The day is always producitve and informative and also a lot of fun!

Your $20 check or money order ro BTU will be returned uncashed if you attend, so register and plan to attend TODAY.

Click here for additional information and registration details.

Weingarten speaks on the future of public education

In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., AFT President Randi Weingarten juxtaposed two approaches for education that would have vastly different consequences for America's students. Either build on the bipartisan consensus of the Every Student Succeeds Act to provide all families with access to great neighborhood public schools, or promote the dangerous, destructive approaches that Donald Trump's education secretary nominee advocates to undermine and privatize public education.

Share My Lesson tops 500,000 users

In less than two years, 500,000 teachers, parents and others have used Share My Lesson, posting, downloading and rating classroom lessons and other teaching materials—making it the most sought-after, free online collection of lesson plans and other instructional resources.