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AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest column outlines the urgency of using our voices—our votes—in this life-changing election, when we will make a choice “between President Donald Trump, who has trafficked in chaos, fear, lies and division, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who seeks to reverse Trump’s failures on COVID-19 and the economy, and to unite and uplift the American people.” Besides the four crises we face—a pandemic, an economic crisis, racism and a climate emergency—democracy itself is on the ballot, as Trump continues to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election.
In her September New York Times column, AFT President Randi Weingarten says that going back to school has never looked like it does now. Weingarten explains that because of President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus, which has been chaotic, contradictory and inept, and the lack of federal guidance and funding, we’re seeing a patchwork of school reopening plans across the country.
The A. Harry Moore School in Jersey City serves students with multiple physical, medical, and cognitive disabilities. It offers over 100 students academic, therapeutic, and social programs tailored to their individual needs. The school has operated for 88 years, but will not open next year if a contract is not signed between Jersey City and New Jersey City University, both of whom have responsibility for the school. Where will the students go? There is literally no place that can provide the full range of services and support that A. Harry Moore does.
The Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME is poised to decimate public-sector unions—and it's been made possible by a network of right-wing billionaires, think tanks and corporations. READ MORE...