Randi Weingarten is president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT, USA) and a member of Education International's Executive Board.
The AFT represents 1.4 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators.
Written by Randi Weingarten
The present article reproduces excerpts from the speech given at the National Press Club on March 28, 2023.In defense of public education
If there is one thing we never see again, let it be a crematorium waiting list. Let temporary morgue tents be just that—temporary. We have the capacity to make that happen—to prepare for the next global public health crisis, so we never see this level of chaos and destruction again,...Expanding Vaccines Beyond Our Borders
The American Federation of Teachers has released a detailed road map that, in the absence of a COVID-19 vaccine, charts a path to safely and responsibly reopen school buildings and other institutions crucial to the well-being and economic vitality of our communities.“A Plan to Safely Reopen America’s Schools and Communities”, by Randi Weingarten.
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