2017 AFT Northwest Leadership Forum

Join us at the 2017 AFT Northwest Leadership Forum, a leadership development and skills-based training, which takes place July 6-8. This is sponsored by AFT-Oregon, AFT Washington, American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, Oregon School Employees Association, and the Alaska Public Employees Association. Registration and $100 payment must be made before June 23. For more details and registration, go to bit.ly/nwlf17.

Trump Education Budget Tips Scale Against "Marginalized Communities"

April 26, 2017  | Public News Service | Eric Tegethoff, Producer

SEATTLE - Teachers and education staff are watching closely this week to see what happens with the Trump administration's proposed cuts to Education Department programs, as Congress works on a budget for next year.

The proposal slashes more than 13 percent, or $9 billion, off the agency's budget. While this might change during negotiations, Karen Strickland, president of the American Federation of Teachers of Washington, said she sees a theme that is emerging from the proposal. [full story]

 

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.

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