American Federation of Teachers President Raves about Community Schools in Huffington Post
The president of the nation’s largest teachers union calls for leaders everywhere to adopt the community school model, calling it the best way to create the ideal conditions for teaching and learning in a new commentary in the Huffington Post. The article, which also ran in the New York Time, is a roaring and wholehearted endorsement of the community school approach as educators across the country try to mitigate the effects of poverty on student achievement and budget austerity in school funding.
Francine Lawrence, AFT Executive Vice President, gave the closing speech during the 2012 Community Schools National Forum
this past May, articulating the organization’s clear support for community schools.