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“Women must speak up. Even though sometimes we are in the minority, we know that our voices often lead others through turbulent times. A great leader knows her strengths and uses them to make positive change. I am a voice for women.”
“We have to really start looking at education and we have to go deeper. We have to focus on teacher practices to make learning more student-based and get them beyond the surface of learning.”
“My superheroes are my BASAS family, my union family, within Food and Nutrition Services. Real heroes to me are the staff who come to work every day, who show up in the blink of an eye."
Secretary Betsy DeVos testified in front of the House and Senate Education Subcommittees about the Trump Administration’s request to cut 10-12% from the Department of Education in fiscal year 2020.
New national survey of principals finds schools struggling with the opioid epidemic, immigration enforcement and gun violence

Administrators striving to safeguard their schools know that how quickly police arrive on the scene makes a critical difference. Every second counts in an emergency. Now, working with AFSA and local educators, New Jersey has enacted a law requiring public schools statewide to install panic alarms directly linked to local law enforcement.

As principals we know that virtually no institution rivals the importance of Americas public schools to our communities, economy and democracy. They bring neighbors together, set students on paths of opportunity and instill a spirit of civic engagement in each new generation.

President Trumps priorities are a big boost in military spending, a wall, deep cuts in domestic programs and years of trillion-dollar deficits. Public education clearly is not a priority.

The AFL-CIO will not be making an early endorsement in the 2020 presidential contest.

There will be no early endorsement of any of the candidates who have announced, Lee Saunders, chair of the federations political committee, told Peoples World, as he arrived in New Orleans for the 2019 winter meeting of the AFL-CIO Executive Council.