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Weingarten Hearts Cuomo (By Proxy); Willing to Undercut Teachout via Last-minute Robocall

On September 9, 2014, New York State democrats voted in a primary election that turned out to be an embarrassment for incumbent Andrew Cuomo.

His most viable opponent was a relatively unknown Fordham University professor with no political machine behind her, Zephyr Teachout. 1,763 more words

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Teachers Union Fires Back

A recent California ruling has the local teachers union fighting to save their constituents tenure rights and seniority provisions. On the opposite coast, the New York City is facing the same challenges. 425 more words

Education Post: A Sorry Attempt to Repackage Privatization as "Conversation"

There is a test-score-driven, privatizing war on public schools and on the teaching profession.

It is no secret that those chiefly financing the war stand above the chaos they create via their “philanthropy.” In short, they use their billions in order to promote their own ideal of American education privatization. 2,610 more words

Common Core

A year from now value added will still be invalid

I guess it is good news that Education Secretary Arne Duncan has delayed teacher evaluations based on student test scores for a year. But, as… 87 more words


Keeping retirement weird. Michael Mulgrew and Eric Zorn.

A month after the AFT convention, Michael Mulgrew is getting a lot of attention these past few days.

His threats to punch anyone in the face – and he was talking directly to Chicago Teacher Union members who opposed the leadership’s resolution in defense of Common Core – have given the union-bashers a poster boy for union thuggishness. 482 more words

Keep Retirement Weird.

The fight for union democracy you won't read about in the Post.

A month after, finally and suddenly – the Mulgrew “punch you in the face” story has made the national news.

The Daily News. The New York Post. 401 more words

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President Eskelsen Garcia. Meet Senate Bill 7.

This blogger and NEA President-elect Lily Eskelsen Garcia at the NEA RA in Denver.

If you go back and read my report from the Representative Assembly of the NEA – I was a retired delegate – you will see that I thought it went pretty well. 376 more words

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