Recent Tragedies

Hartford Federation Teachers wants safe environments in all our schools. We work with our central office at every opportunity to improve conditions towards greater safety. We are disheartened by yesterday’s tragic event at one of our Hartford high schools that resulted in serious injury to a student as well as in the fatal mass shooting …

Standing with Ukraine

All of us have been appalled by the suffering that came as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  Many Connecticut residents are of Ukrainian descent, and some of them are Hartford teachers.  On Friday, March 4, New Britain’s Polish community held a fundraiser at the Belvedere restaurant.  The funds raised at this event will …

From the Courant- Opinion: Want to stop teachers from fleeing Hartford’s public schools? Here’s how.

By CAROL GALE – HARTFORD COURANT – NOV 15, 2021 AT 6:00 AM Read the original op-ed here.  During the last century, education faced many times of crisis, largely pertaining to the enactment of new laws or Supreme Court decisions. Education today faces a new crisis, this time stemming from the needs of educators themselves, as forecast in …

Hartford Teachers At The Breaking Point

The following Op-Ed, by HFT Member Tiffany Moyer-Washington, appeared in the Hartford Courant on Sunday, October 3.  The original can be found here. Hartford teachers at the breaking point This isn’t about our jobs being challenging. It isn’t even about compensation. It’s ultimately about how these poor working conditions negatively impact our students. Speaker after …