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AFT 100th Anniversary Videos - Part 3

9. Politics for Our Professions

  • As attacks on funding for public services and public education mount, AFT members find their political voice to ensure they can deliver quality services and education for all.

10. Freedom Schools for Racial Justice

  • In the wake of Brown v. Board of Education, the white school leaders in Prince Edward County close public schools while opening a whites-only private academy. AFT sets up "Freedom Schools" to help students who have been out of school for nearly five years.

11. Engaging the Global Community

  • "Democracy in Education, Education for Democracy" has guided AFT's international efforts since its inception. Now, as education unions around the world confront similar challenges, AFT is more engaged than ever in promoting public education around the world.

12. Labor Solidarity Builds AFT

  • Since AFT's formation being part of the labor movement has been key to AFT's identity and success.

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