A special thanks to our favorite AFT member Angela Cristiani for helping us with this post. Her insight was invaluable. Please show your support and follow her on twitter – @AngelaCristiani

My Town Tutors, specifically @mytowntutursNW is committing to the idea that less is more on twitter. My Town Tutors values teachers, parents, and great resources for education.
@mytowntutursNW will follow one account per week for the next year starting on August 4th, 2013. To see our most recent list please visit our 1st 52 Page. We hope parents and teachers find these resources useful.

#2 Twitter Account for Teachers

@AFTUnion (11,000+ Twitter followers) The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) represents 1.5 million members with more than 3000 local national affiliates across the US.

Why do we like the AFT?

1. We LOVE the AFT mission statement!

“The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do.”

2. The AFT is rich with history in “championing fairness” dating back to 1916.  Even Albert Einstein was a member!

3. The AFT believes that Teachers are Making a difference Every Day!

4. The AFT has resources, resources, and more resources for teachers! Share My Lesson has 265,732 teaching resources for free!

5. Along with First Book, the AFT has distributed 1 million books to 50,000 schools and programs.

6. The AFT cares about community engagement!

7. Online support for all AFT members (pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; and nurses and other healthcare professionals; early childhood educators and nearly 250,000 retiree members) is available!

8. Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten), AFT President, tweets to keep everyone informed!

9. You can connect with the AFT on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and more!

10. Most importantly, the AFT cares about all children receiving a quality public education because the children are our future!