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Where the "Broad" Road Will Take AFT

On October 4, 2014, I wrote a post in which I considered numerous actions undertaken by American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten over the years, particularly in relation to billionaire corporate reform philanthropist Eli Broad, either via Weingarten’s direct interactions with Broad or in keeping with his publicized privatization agenda. 1,324 more words


Caution: AFT Has Made a Deal with inBloom-like Clever

On October 3, 2014, EdWeek reported that Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), has announced AFT’s intention to “partner” with “ed-tech startup” Clever. 1,352 more words

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Weingarten, Broad, and *Collaborative* Privatization

This is a post about two individuals whose actions contribute to the privatization of American public education: billionaire Eli Broad and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten. 3,457 more words

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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

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