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September 20, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sandra Feldman, 65, who led the American Federation of Teachers for seven years, died of cancer Sunday night at her New York City home, said Edward J. McElroy, who last year succeeded her as president of the nation's second-largest teachers union. Feldman was president of the 90,000-member New York local, the United Federation of Teachers, from 1986 to 1997, when she became national president of the Washington, D.C.-based parent union, which with 1.
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September 20, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sandra Feldman, 65, who led the American Federation of Teachers for seven years, died of cancer Sunday night at her New York City home, said Edward J. McElroy, who last year succeeded her as president of the nation's second-largest teachers union. Feldman was president of the 90,000-member New York local, the United Federation of Teachers, from 1986 to 1997, when she became national president of the Washington, D.C.-based parent union, which with 1.
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August 15, 1997
Re "Closing Down Failing Schools," Aug. 6: Sandra Feldman, the new president of the American Federation of Teachers, fails to mention the key change needed for schools to succeed--students' responsibility for their own education. Before closing down failing schools and transferring teachers, let's do something about social promotion. This is being done in the Chicago and Long Beach schools. LESTER HELMUS
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1999
Richard Lee Colvin's Column One on union-led school reform efforts highlights the fact, rarely acknowledged until now, that teachers' unions in cities around the country are leading players in the effort to improve our public schools. As mentioned in the article, the American Federation of Teachers was among the earliest to call for higher academic standards, accountable charter schools, tougher discipline standards and testing of new teachers. Yet these reforms, and others that often meet with resistance, are not solely the responsibility of unions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1999
Richard Lee Colvin's Column One on union-led school reform efforts highlights the fact, rarely acknowledged until now, that teachers' unions in cities around the country are leading players in the effort to improve our public schools. As mentioned in the article, the American Federation of Teachers was among the earliest to call for higher academic standards, accountable charter schools, tougher discipline standards and testing of new teachers. Yet these reforms, and others that often meet with resistance, are not solely the responsibility of unions.
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May 7, 1997 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The American Federation of Teachers, the nation's second-largest teachers union, got its first new president in 23 years Tuesday--Sandra Feldman, the longtime head of the New York City teachers union. Feldman, 57, will fill out the term of Albert Shanker, the visionary unionist-turned-reformer whose death from cancer in February left a void at the top of the 900,000-member organization.
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April 20, 1986 | United Press International
The president of New York City's teachers union said Saturday the public school system is failing its students and called for the elimination of grades one through three in favor of group learning. Sandra Feldman, president of the United Federation of Teachers, said thousands of students go through the nation's largest public school system without learning to read, write or count. She said promoting "confused children who cannot read or write" condemns them to further failure.
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November 6, 1999
Guests scheduled for Sunday's television interview shows: MEET THE PRESS NBC, 7 a.m., Channel 4 (VCR Plus No. 24216) * White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, Empower America President William J. Bennett, American Federation of Teachers President Sandra Feldman FACE THE NATION CBS, 7:30 a.m., Channel 2 (VCR Plus No. 66026) * Sens. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) FOX NEWS SUNDAY Fox, 8 a.m., Channel 11 (VCR Plus No. 14823) * Rock singer Bono, Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.), Rev.
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June 2, 1986 | Associated Press
The Board of Education has agreed to test a proposal that pupils be allowed to progress at their own pace in grades one through three, the United Federation of Teachers said Sunday. The plan was offered by union President Sandra Feldman and accepted by schools Chancellor Nathan Quinones, spokesmen for the union and Board of Education said. "There is nothing sacred about yearlong grades," Feldman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1997
For those who worry that schools today lack standards, there is some encouraging news in the American Federation of Teachers' third annual report card on states' efforts to raise the achievement bar. The Washington-based teachers union found that 49 states are developing standards for what all students should know at various grade levels. Of these, 14 have vastly improved the standards they had drafted last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1997
Re "Closing Down Failing Schools," Aug. 6: Sandra Feldman, the new president of the American Federation of Teachers, fails to mention the key change needed for schools to succeed--students' responsibility for their own education. Before closing down failing schools and transferring teachers, let's do something about social promotion. This is being done in the Chicago and Long Beach schools. LESTER HELMUS
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May 7, 1997 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The American Federation of Teachers, the nation's second-largest teachers union, got its first new president in 23 years Tuesday--Sandra Feldman, the longtime head of the New York City teachers union. Feldman, 57, will fill out the term of Albert Shanker, the visionary unionist-turned-reformer whose death from cancer in February left a void at the top of the 900,000-member organization.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1997
A national teachers union has fired another volley in the war over school choice with a report lambasting the voucher program in Cleveland. Analyzing information provided by Ohio education officials, the American Federation of Teachers complained that the program was more expensive than advertised and often merely subsidized students already in private schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1997
For those who worry that schools today lack standards, there is encouraging news in the American Federation of Teachers' third annual report card on states' efforts to raise the achievement bar. The Washington-based teachers union found that 49 states are developing standards for what all students should know at various grade levels. Of these, 14 have vastly improved standards they had drafted last year.
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