Weingarten Calls for a Rebirth of America’s Public Schools
13 May, 2021
This morning, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten delivered an impassioned address calling for a rebirth of our American public schools this fall. She offered a plan for a safe and equitable return to in-person learning that was filled with solid proposals such as offering enriched summer school programs. “I truly believe we have a rare chance to see a renaissance in America. A renaissance in America’s public schools….It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, not only to recover, not only to reopen, but to reimagine our public schools.” The AFT is committing $5 million to resource a nationwide member-driven campaign for a safe reopening. “When I tell you we’re all in, we’re all in,” Weingarten said.