AFT Leader Randi Weingarten Earns More Than $560,000 Per Year, 9 Times The Median Salary For Teachers

AFT President Randi Weingarten was awarded $564,236 for just one year.

The leader of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Randi Weingarten earns more than half a million dollars every year… This is more than 9 times the median salary for teachers in the United States.

She received a payment of $489,844 in 2019 coupled with $74,392 in other compensation – which comes up as $564,236 for just one year – as per the AFT’s Internal Revenue Service Form 990 for that year.

The average earnings for public high school teachers was $62,870, as of May last year, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data show. For preschool, elementary, middle, secondary, and special education the average earnings for teachers were $58,550, as per the BLS.

Weingarten was criticized recently as she claimed that Republicans were “bullying” teachers out of teaching “honest history” about race during an online event featuring author Ibram X. Kendi.

“There are legislators, mostly from the Republican party, who are currently bullying teachers and trying to stop us from teaching kids honest history,” she said, taking aim at Republican opposition to critical race theory being taught in schools.

“Look, maybe they are just trying to raise the temperature on race relations because of the next election,” Weingarten added.

Teachers’ unions in the United States have been strongly criticized over the past year for constantly blocking efforts to reopen schools for live learning during the Covid pandemic.

As of recently, Weingarten has also stood behind the push for reopening schools.

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