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Kansas is struggling. We need leaders in Topeka who can create jobs, restore our economy, and make Kansas a good place for working families again. We need leaders who can say no to outside political machines and special interests. Our cities, towns, and counties need the same kind of leaders too. As we know only too well, who Kansans elect has a direct impact on our lives—on our paychecks, our pensions, our rights, and our having the resources and voice to do our jobs right.

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Teachers union presidents discuss ESEA priorities

The presidents of the nation's two largest teachers unions offered a solid shared vision for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act at a Washington, D.C., meeting with state policy chiefs and in a joint keynote address to a nationwide audience of classroom educators participating in Share My Lesson's third annual virtual conference.

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A tale of two states

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten looks at how Minnesota and Wisconsin have followed very different economic paths since electing new governors in 2010.

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AFT launches full-court press on ESEA reauthorization

From grass-roots lobbying on Capitol Hill to a telephone town hall meeting, the AFT focused intense activity and energy in the first days of March on the all-important reauthorization of the keystone federal law for K-12 education, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

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