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WTU'S MISSION 

The mission of the Washington Teachers’ Union is to:

  • Raise the standards of the teaching profession by ensuring and promoting conditions vital to effective services for all students.
  • Define and strengthen services of the schools and to afford employees with a full opportunity to participate in the democratic decision-making process within schools for the common good.

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ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

1
Librarian in Every School Campaign

5,100
Eligible for COVID Leave 

$70,000
Back-to-School Grant Won

 

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What people are saying

  • Jacqueline Pogue Lyons, president of the Washington Teachers’ Union, said she is concerned about the number of (teacher) resignations.

    Jacqueline Pogue Lyons, WTU President, The Washington Post, July 15, 2022

  • Pogue cited the ongoing and prolonged teacher contract negotiations as an example of the need for the system to build better relations with its employees.

    Jacqueline Pogue Lyons, WTU President, The Washington Post, July 15, 2022

  • “DCPS does the best at getting the best and brightest teacher in the classroom,” Pogue said. “But they are failing in keep them here.”

    Read full article here "DC Area Schools Sees Spike in Teacher Resignations," The Washington Post, July 15, 2022