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Press Release


July 22, 2013



Janet Bass
301-502-5222 (Cell)



AFT President Weingarten's TEACH Speech and Press Availability Today

"Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education"

WASHINGTON—The American Federation of Teachers' TEACH conference opens today at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, featuring AFT President Randi Weingarten's keynote address and a press availability to follow. More than 2,000 teachers and other educators from across the country will be attending.

In her speech, Weingarten will discuss her vision and agenda to reclaim the promise of public education. The AFT also will be releasing the results of a nationwide poll in which parents of public school students say what they want for their kids.

WHAT:           President Randi Weingarten's TEACH conference keynote speech
WHEN:           Monday, July 22, approximately 1:20 p.m.
WHERE:         Marriott Ballroom, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

WHAT:           Press availability on speech and parent poll
WHEN:           Immediately following speech, approximately 2:30 p.m.
WHERE:        Jackson Room, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, mezzanine level

Call-in number for reporters not attending in person: 1-877-873-8018, passcode 7600264


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The AFT represents 1.5 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators.