News and Advocacy

The American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA) today endorsed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for president and vice president of the United States.

On Thursday, it was reported that CEO Janice Jackson’s chief of staff, Pedro Soto, was charged with lying to the FBI about his role in an apparent bid-rigging and bribery scheme.

CPS principals and assistant principals have worked longer and harder than any other staff in the district during this COVID-19 crisis.

Big business is using the coronavirus pandemic as a cover to protect itself against lawsuits.

AFSA has joined other unions in a push for the $3.6 billion in the House Democrats’ stimulus bill to pay states to establish vote-by-mail systemsand the measure’s mandate they do so.

However, the unions, plus wide public support for the idea across the country, might not be enough to sway either GOP President Trump or the overwhelming majority of the Senate’s ruling Republicans. Both Trump and senators fear that the more people vote, as Trump put, the more the Republicans lose at the polls.

With the average public school more than 50 years old, we have reached a critical juncture to fulfill the need to update and make safer our 100,000 public K–12 school facilities across the country.
Districts across the nation were told to close their schools, send students and staff home, and begin to teach and learn in an online/remote environment.