Teachers Hear Emotional Keynote, Thanks For Support At Presentation


Bloomberg BusinessWeek (7/15) reports that in “an emotionally charged keynote address” the American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten call on “American teachers to fight forward and fight back,” while alluding to “controversial court rulings threatening freedom of association and union rights” in front of 3,500 delegates. “Let there be no mistake about what we aspire to do: to reclaim the promise of America for our students, our families, our communities,” said Weingarten. At the same event General Secretary of Education International Fred van Leeuwen “brought a message of solidarity from the teachers of the world to delegates” as he thanked teachers for showing solidarity with teachers in conflict regions of the Middle East and Africa.