Jonah Engler, a partner with Wireless Zone in New York City, considers parenting to be his most important job. Working as a business leader with achievements in many different industries, Jonah Engler greatly stresses the importance of education, donating to the United Federation of Teachers, where his mother is employed.
Created to ensure fair salaries, professionalism and proper working conditions, the United Federation of Teachers has supported educators and healthcare professionals for more than 55 years. At the core of the federation is its commitment to political action, supporting legislation and programs to raise academic standards and improve schools throughout the nation.
Currently, the federation is dedicated to increasing school aid, with elected leaders speaking in the New York Assembly and Senate. In 2015, the budget for New York schools alone increased by 6.1 percent, with the funding helping to facilitate smaller class sizes and improved education.
Today, many members of the federation are fighting for increased funding of teacher training programs, teacher centers, paid family leave, and the promotion of workplace equality for female teachers.