Standing Stronger Together, Stratford Teachers, Community Send Clear Message: No Teacher Layoffs

A tremendous turnout of Stratford educators, families, and CEA leaders and staff at a special budget meeting of the new town council last night ensured that municipal leaders heard—and sent—a clear message to Stratford’s superintendent of schools: No teacher layoffs. While the nine-member council ultimately voted 8–1 to accept a budget that includes $700,000 in…

NEA Members Successfully Pressure Company to Leave ALEC

When teachers come together and stand up to the forces behind privatizing our public schools they can make a big difference. A major force pushing privatization, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), has made headlines in recent years for advancing extreme right-wing legislation and attacking public schools and unions. A number of businesses support ALEC…