AFT Facts Slide

America’s Education Crisis

America’s education system is in crisis. Test scores show us that students across America are performing at levels far below their peers overseas. In addition to test scores that aren’t up to par, graduation rates are shamefully low. There is no doubt that America’s students deserve better.

In a rapidly changing world, our students are not being taught the basic knowledge and skills they need to succeed. It’s time to get to the root of the problem.

America’s teachers unions — particularly the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers — are the most organized and powerful voices in education politics. These unions continue to block reforms needed to improve our nation’s schools by putting their focus on teachers rather than on the students they teach.

Our education system is in desperate need of reform and it’s time we stop letting teachers unions stand in the way.

Juan Williams on "The O'Reilly Factor"

Juan Williams was featured on The O’Reilly Factor recently admonishing civil rights leaders for their role in supporting unions’ blockade of much needed education reform. Wiliams argued, “The civil rights challenge of today is improving the quality of the schools so our kids…will have an opportunity in this country.”

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