A former vice president of the American Federation of Teachers for 20 years, Herb Magidson began union work as a high school chapter chairman in the United Federation of Teachers in New York City. In 1969, he moved on to become an assistant to the then UFT president, Albert Shanker. Since that time, his union career has spanned officerships of the New York State United Teachers, the New York State AFL-CIO, and pension and health insurance plans servicing union members. As a member of the AFT Executive Council, her served as chairman of the AFT’s “Futures II” Committee, the AFT Democracy Committee, and the AFT Committee on Political Education.
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March 1, 2018
Puerto Rico: The Road to Recovery and Reconstruction, March 1, 9:30 am to 2:00, pm, Capitol Visitors Center. At this moment, with the future of Puerto Rico hanging in the balance, we believe that it is critical to bring together powerful voices to advocate for what the island and its people need. This national conference will focus on what needs to be done to rebuild the Puerto Rican economy and educational system in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Lunch will be provided. Register Here.
March 6, 2018
In a conversation on March 6 from 10:00 am to noon, hosted by the Albert Shanker Institute, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and Israeli social justice activist and trade unionist Rami Hod will discuss how the citizens of the United States and Israel can work together to help build a broad movement for progressive change. More information and registration.
March 14, 2018
Co-sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers
This book chapter explores how to make the evidence movement more inclusive so that education stakeholders can meaningfully participate in the production and use of research.
This research brief presents an analysis of student segregation by race and ethnicity in the District of Columbia, with a particular focus on segregation within and between public and private schools.