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Report: Reclaim the Promise for Affordable Public Higher Education in Vermont

Vermont higher education faces the problem of chronic underfunding of its public postsecondary institutions that results in inadequate resources for instruction and academic support while creating an overreliance on tuition dollars. This problem has grown since a decision in the 1980s to pursue a "high tuition / high aid" approach for state funding, coupled with subsequent overall state disinvestment.

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Finally—it’s President-elect Biden

Patience—counseled by former Vice President Joe Biden all election week as Americans waited for votes to be counted—finally paid off Nov. 7, four days after Election Day, when Biden won in Pennsylvania and gained enough Electoral College votes to acquire a new title: president-elect. AFT President Randi Weingarten says the union’s leaders and members “can’t wait to get started” on the work ahead “with an administration that will embrace and fight for the values we hold dear.”

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Your vote is your voice

AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest column outlines the urgency of using our voices—our votes—in this life-changing election, when we will make a choice “between President Donald Trump, who has trafficked in chaos, fear, lies and division, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who seeks to reverse Trump’s failures on COVID-19 and the economy, and to unite and uplift the American people.” Besides the four crises we face—a pandemic, an economic crisis, racism and a climate emergency—democracy itself is on the ballot, as Trump continues to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election.

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‘Back to school’ like never before

In her September New York Times column, AFT President Randi Weingarten says that going back to school has never looked like it does now. Weingarten explains that because of President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus, which has been chaotic, contradictory and inept, and the lack of federal guidance and funding, we’re seeing a patchwork of school reopening plans across the country.

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Solidarity with Northwestern Nurses

I believe in them pure and simple. Our union stood tall and proud in support of each other, sharing the love and support.Pamela Munsell, RN, Adult Primary Care South Burlington, UVMMC

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AFT Vermont Lobby Days 2019

Click here for the printable AFT Vermont Lobby Days 2019.

Wednesday, January 30: 11a-5:30 (4p Reception for Legislators)

Wednesday, February 20: 7:30a-1p (8a Coffee for Legislators

Wednesday, March 20: 10a-2p

For all Legislative Action Days

* Orientation/Update
* Meet with your State Senators and Representatives
* Noon: Working Vermont Legislative Caucus

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