Teachers emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic with optimism

Teachers and students were creative during the COVID-19 pandemic, developing new methods of learning and completing work such as using video conferences. Now, with restrictions easing, teachers are looking forward to returning full-time to the classroom.

American Federation of Teachers West Virginia President Fred Albert appeared on the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss what teaching during the pandemic was like, what was learned, education in West Virginia and attracting more people to the profession. Continue reading

Charter schools taking funding away from public schools when they need it most

Just like state’s public schools, charter schools receive funding through the same funding formula and resources. This creates issues as charter schools take funding away from public schools and if a charter school fails, they can just pick up and leave.

American Federation of Teachers – West Virginia President Fred Albert joined the AWF Union Podcast to explain why charter schools are damaging to public schools. Continue reading