Teachers prepare for full time return to school

Throughout the pandemic, guidance has changed for students and their ability to return to school. While many teachers wish they could have been in the classroom fulltime, protections needed to be put in place for faculty and students.

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten has lead public school teachers through the pandemic. President Weingarten joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to lay out the plan for teachers and students to return to school and more. Continue reading

Public schools struggle as corporations receive tax abatements

Over the past few decades, many public schools have lost a portion of their funding. While some of the lost revenue can be attributed to charter school vouchers, a recent study revealed public school districts lost $2.37 billion from tax abatements.

Good Jobs First has been closely monitoring this issue and is shining light on it. Good Jobs First Project Coordinator Christine Wen broke the study down and discussed why this is happening on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. She also discussed how the money can be better used. Continue reading

AFT VP makes election case for public school friendly candidates

Public education has come under fire nationwide according to American Federation of Teachers Vice President and Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper. She appeared on America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss elections in Ohio and why Joe Biden is a better candidate for public schools. Continue reading

CMSD Superintendent on funding public schools amidst COVID-19

Public school districts have struggled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their budgets were upended due to the increased cost of adapting to home learning and ensuring that every student has access to an education.

Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) CEO and Superintendent Eric Gordon discussed how the district has adapted to the new situation created by COVID-19 and what the school district needs to continue providing an education on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading