Law and Politics

AFT President Weingarten: Senate Vote Marks Significant Shift in Education Policies

December 11, 2015
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten says the bi-partisan Senate vote passing the Every Student Succeeds Act is a significant course correction on education policies.

Weingarten says this acknowledges that more than a decade’s worth of education reforms based on test and sanction policies was a failure. She says the new law is a chance to press the re-set button for public schools. Weingarten says the Every Student Succeeds Act preserves funding for poor kids while slamming the door on federal high-consequences testing. To hear the audio click the following link labor https://www.laborradio.org

December 10, 2015

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