American Federation of Teachers

We are 1.7 million teachers, paraprofessionals and school-related personnel, higher education faculty, government employees, and healthcare workers making a difference every day. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) seeks to improve the lives of our members and their families; to give voice to their legitimate professional, economic and social aspirations; to strengthen the institutions in which we work; to improve the quality of the services we provide; to bring together all members to assist and support one another; and to promote democracy, human rights and freedom in our union, in our nation and throughout the world.

For more information on the American Federation of Teachers, visit us at https://www.aft.org/

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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Civic engagement is at the heart of a functioning democracy and it is important to instill these values into your students, even before they can...
​Muslim students throughout the United States have been forced to deal with the effects of hateful anti-Islamic rhetoric that has been increasing...
  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
AFT 100th Anniversary Videos - Part 1 1. Margaret Haley: Matriarch of Teacher Unionism In turn of the century, overcrowded Chicago classrooms,...
  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
AFT 100th Anniversary Videos - Part 2 5. The Fight for Fairness In the face of the red scare and politically-motivated attacks, ensuring fair...
  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
AFT 100th Anniversary Videos - Part 3 9. Politics for Our Professions As attacks on funding for public services and public education mount, AFT...