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'Public education is under assault by those who want, for ideological reasons, to call one of America’s great accomplishments—public education for all—a failure.'

AFT president Randi Weingarten says high-stakes tests are unfairly being given to students before teachers have had time to properly absorb and create curriculum around the Common Core standards.

AFT President Randi Weingarten talks about the dangers of school reform -- and why she got arrested protesting school closures.

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten was arrested along with 18 other activists today in Philadelphia as they were protesting the closing of public schools.