Save salaries for disabled educators!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The House of Representatives approved HB 165 by a vote of 67 to 20. It will be heard next by a Senate committee. We will notify you when it will be heard and give you an opportunity to contact members and ask them to vote NO on HB 165.

Imagine being attacked by a student, and getting beaten so savagely that you are permanently disabled. Under current law, you are entitled to full pay for injury or disability caused by a student or if you’re helping a student or other person.

But a bill that is headed to the House of Representatives would limit your pay to workers’ compensation. That’s just about two-thirds of your salary. In most cases, full pay would be limited to one year.


Michigan Legislature lashes out at Detroit schools

The Michigan House of Representatives, ignoring fierce opposition from the Democratic minority, passed a dead-of-night financial aid package for Detroit Public Schools that had been twisted into a partisan screed against Detroit teachers and school employees.


Deceptive voucher schemers slam Gov. John Bel Edwards

This is a joint statement from the Louisiana Federation of Teachers and the Louisiana Association of Educators:

(Baton Rouge – April 28, 2016) A group demanding that the state spend more public education funds on private and religious schools has unleashed a dishonest advertising campaign against Gov. John Bel Edwards.


How the teacher shortage could turn into a crisis

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the looming teacher shortage our public schools face and how we can address the challenge before it turns into a crisis.