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Here's Working Educators Candidate for General Vice President, Yaasiyn Muhammad:
This moment is the moment we've all been waiting for. Every single PFT member has that sense that things can be better. The Caucus of Working Educators is presenting all of us with the opportunity to bring that positive change to the PFT.
YAASIYN MUHAMMAD is a graduate of Temple University with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree. He previously taught at Northeast High School and currently teaches African-American History at Central High School. His work with the Caucus of Working Educators (WE) has led to increased awareness of the War on Drugs, the school-to-prison pipeline, and police brutality. He is a proud graduate of a Philadelphia Public School.
Yaasiyn in the news:
The Notebook: The strength of a union lies with its members, not its president, staff, and legal team
Newsworks: 'Working educators' caucus challenges status quo in Philadelphia teachers union
Northeast Times: Taking a Stand: The Caucus of Working Educators mounts a historic challenge to the longtime leadership of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers
Morning Feed: Working Educators talk, education justice, union representation, parent involvement and more
SRC Testimony 12/17/15: Hite's Actual Accomplishments
Philly.com: At raucous meeting, SRC votes to extend Hite's contract through 2022
Philadelphia Tribune: Contested Races Next Year for Teachers' Union Offices
Billy Penn: Who's Next, Labor: 13 Union Leaders and Workers' Advocates Changing Philadelphia
Check out our In The Press page for many more stories about Yaasiyn and Working Educators!