Edwatch: American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation
|Organization Name:||American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation|
|Company Line:||The mission of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, is to improve the lives of our members and their families; to give voice to their legitimate professional, economic and social aspirations; to strengthen the institutions in which we work; to improve the quality of the services we provide; to bring together all members to assist and support one another; and to promote democracy, human rights and freedom in our union, in our nation and throughout the world.|
|Bottom Line:||The AFT Education Foundation has accepted millions from the Gates Foundation and the Department of Education to acquiesce to the will of "reformers." Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provides funding to support teacher-and union-led reform efforts to improve public education and raise student achievement. to support the work of a teacher evaluation task force. for conference support, to support the American Federation of Teachers Innovation Fund and the union's teacher development and evaluation programs, to provide conference support for the conference on teacher development and evaluation systems, to assist teachers in understanding and implementing the Common Core State Standards, and to enable the American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation to support the Minnesota Guild of Public Charter Schools to become a self-sustaining organization for a total of ~ $11 million from 2009 t 2013.|
|Major Donors:||U.S. Department Of Education, Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation|
|Where the Money Goes|
990 Tax Documents:
AFT leader throws teachers under the Gates bus . . . again.