How WE Will Lead: George Bezanis, Legislative Representative

How will Working Educators lead the PFT? Meet all 9 officer candidates for yourself, learn their vision for the future of our union, and find out why they are running for office in the 2016 PFT elections.

Here's Working Educators Candidate for Legislative Representative, George Bezanis:

"I think this union isn't just one person's ideas. There are 11,000 ideas, and we all need to have a voice in this union. That's why I joined the Caucus of Working Educators."


George.jpgGEORGE BEZANIS has been teaching since 2001. He became a PFT member nine years ago working as a high school Social Studies teacher and currently serving as a PFT Building Representative. He believes that fair and equitable public education, no matter what race, ethnicity, zip code or socioeconomic class one may happen to be born into, is the building block of American democracy. George is also an elected Democratic Committeeperson in the 63rd Ward.


George in the news:

Northeast Times: Taking a Stand: The Caucus of Working Educators mounts a historic challenge to the longtime leadership of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers

Examiner: Why is race important to the Caucus of Working Educators? At raucous meeting, SRC votes to extend Hite's contract through 2022

SRC Testimony 12/17/15: 'Twas the night before Christmas...

Newsworks: Philly SRC Meeting Dominated by Charter Conversion Critics

SRC Testimony 10/15/15: The "D" Word and the SRC...

SRC Testimony 2/22/15: Ladies and Gentlemen of the SRC...

New Republic: Surprising Lessons from Philadelphia's African American History Course

Working Educators: A Brief Labor History of Philadelphia's Public Schools, Pt 1

 Check out our In The Press page for many more stories about George and Working Educators!