AFT, AAUP launch A New Deal for Higher Education

The AFT and the American Association of University Professors on Feb. 10 rolled out an effort that prioritizes teaching, ensures job security and addresses student debt relief, among other goals.

Dubbed A New Deal for Higher Education, the platform “seeks to recenter our public colleges and universities as a common good” as well as pursue reforms related to racial injustice and inequities, labor practices and other issues, according to its website.

“We need to reenvision the Higher Education Act so that ‘knowledge being power’ is not just a province of the rich,” said AFT President Randi Weingarten. “ ‘Knowledge is power’ means having access.”

Inside Higher Ed has more.