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Life Inside Detroit Public Schools 0:4
Life Inside Detroit Public Schools
By AFTHQ
Published: 2 year ago
School Counselor Lakia Wilson shows us how a crumbling school building and lack of staff and supplies makes it almost impossible to provide Detroit children an equal education. Add your voice: aft....
Why Education in Finland Works 5:53
Why Education in Finland Works
By AFTHQ
Published: 7 year ago
AFT President Randi Weingarten visits schools in Finland to learn how they have ascended to the top in student achievement.
Tichina Arnold sings at the AFT PSRP Conference 3:6
Tichina Arnold sings at the AFT PSRP Conference
By AFTHQ
Published: 7 year ago
Tichina Arnold sings at the AFT PSRP Conference.
What Does the PISA Report Tell Us About U.S. Education? 5:1
What Does the PISA Report Tell Us About U.S. Education?
By AFTHQ
Published: 4 year ago
When the OECD releases the PISA report every three years, many people use the ranking to claim public education in the U.S. is failing and push their corporate education reform agenda. But looking at ...
Tony Danza Honors Teachers After Walking In Their Shoes 6:19
Tony Danza Honors Teachers After Walking In Their Shoes
By AFTHQ
Published: 5 year ago
Having taught for a year in an inner-city Philadelphia school, Tony Danza humorously relates his experience with the challenges public school teachers face everyday.
Philadelphia SRC Shutters Schools Amid Public Outcry 5:15
Philadelphia SRC Shutters Schools Amid Public Outcry
By AFTHQ
Published: 5 year ago
Teachers, students and community members demanded through a rally and civil disobedience that Philadelphia SRC stop school closures and consider an alternative plan that invests in education.
The Fatal Cost of Fashion 3:16
The Fatal Cost of Fashion
By AFTHQ
Published: 5 year ago
Lend your voice to the American Federation of Teacher's campaign to force the GAP to sign the international fire and building safety accord. Visit : go.aft.org/GAP to show your support.
Chicago Student Activist Asean Johnson 4:28
Chicago Student Activist Asean Johnson
By AFTHQ
Published: 4 year ago
Chicago Public School student Asean Johnson has been a tireless advocate for the children of Chicago, demanding well-funded neighborhood public schools and stopping school closures that devastate comm...
Why Education in Singapore Works 7:19
Why Education in Singapore Works
By AFTHQ
Published: 6 year ago
AFT President Randi Weingarten travels to Singapore to learn from their successful educational system.
How Wall Street Skims Higher Education 2:6
How Wall Street Skims Higher Education
By AFTHQ
Published: 4 year ago
Wall Street skim is driving up the cost of college. Students are saddled with higher tuition and student debt. Taxpayers are covering risky loans and high interest rate for institutional borrowing. An...
Westbury, NY Schools Are Severely Overcrowded 3:31
Westbury, NY Schools Are Severely Overcrowded
By AFTHQ
Published: 2 month ago
Overcrowding in Westbury, NY schools is becoming unmanageable. This is an example of how inequity in school funding negatively impacts student learnin
How Poverty Affects Classrooms 3:37
How Poverty Affects Classrooms
By AFTHQ
Published: 2 year ago
One teachers story about a remarkable change that made her see poverty in a new way.
The McDowell Story 14:43
The McDowell Story
By AFTHQ
Published: 6 year ago
"Reconnecting McDowell" is a comprehensive, long-term effort to make educational improvement in McDowell County the route to a brighter economic future.
Princeton grad on the destructive GOP tax plan 1:44
Princeton grad on the destructive GOP tax plan
By AFTHQ
Published: 6 month ago
The Republican tax plan will hurt working people and destroy higher education in the U.S. Princeton grad student, David Walsh, breaks down the GOP tax plan that would cost him thousands and thousands ...
Wes Moore on the Importance of Teachers 11:33
Wes Moore on the Importance of Teachers
By AFTHQ
Published: 3 year ago
Author Wes Moore talks about how kids who are on the edge need that personal connection with teachers.
Puerto Rico Teachers Rally to Save Schools 2:43
Puerto Rico Teachers Rally to Save Schools
By AFTHQ
Published: 3 week ago
Teachers and community members surrounded the Capitol Building in San Juan to symbolize a “Shield To Protect Public Education in Puerto Rico.” The latest round of proposed school closures would br...
Puerto Rican Teachers Respond to Children's Needs 2:9
Puerto Rican Teachers Respond to Children's Needs
By AFTHQ
Published: 7 month ago
Public schools and teachers are playing a critical role in helping Puerto Rican students cope with stress and trauma from Hurricane Maria.
Public Schools are the Heart of Community 4:48
Public Schools are the Heart of Community
By AFTHQ
Published: 4 month ago
In sparsely populated Ekalaka, Montana public schools are the center for building relationships and providing social interaction.
Seminar on Finland's Education System 8:17
Seminar on Finland's Education System
By AFTHQ
Published: 7 year ago
AFT President Randi Weingarten and Finnish education expert Dr. Pasi Sahlberg talk about why Finland's school system is so successful.
Kids Talk About Community Schools 1:21
Kids Talk About Community Schools
By AFTHQ
Published: 3 year ago
Students at Manzano Mesa Elementary School in Albuquerque, NM talk about what their community school means to them. For more info about community schools, visit http://aft.to/communityschools.