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These days, the wisdom and experience of educators are often ignored and, worse, dismissed by policymakers who favor approaches emanating far from the classroom. Yet no one is better able to weigh in on what will help children succeed academically than educators, who have incomparable firsthand knowledge. 65 more words


Kathleen Carroll Soars on the Wings of Research Blunder; Jim Horn Hitches a Ride

On July 15, 2014, California attorney Kathleen Carroll posted a piece on the City Watch LA blog entitled, When Did Teacher Unions Decide to “Turn”… Against Collective Bargaining Rights?  3,283 more words

High-stakes Testing

Former United Federation of Teachers VP Leo Casey Tries to Twitter-slam Me

I have been asked numerous times to join Twitter. The response I offer to this request: I haven’t the time to keep up with Twitter. 617 more words

Randi Weingarten

There's a national assault on teacher pensions. I wonder if the AFT and the NEA heard? (Corrected)

Michael “Macho Man” Mulgrew.

Yesterday I began the afternoon watching the live streaming of the debate over Common Core at the AFT convention in LA. 405 more words

American Federation of Teachers: "Remediating" Duncan and Retaining the "Corrupted" Common Core

I’m wondering what of substance was accomplished thus far at the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) national convention in Los Angeles July 11-14, 2014.

On July 13, 2014, AFT was supposed to consider asking for U.S. 683 more words

Common Core

AFT bully boys.

The word I’m hearing from LA is that they will be discussing two issues this afternoon.

Not wanting to appear like a bunch of wusses compared to the NEA, the AFT leadership will allow a vote on Arne Duncan.  143 more words


AFT 2014 Convention - Friday

So this is notes, not everything, because I didn’t see everything, not close.

1. The morning was a series of greetings, including The Rev. Dr. William Barber II (president of the North Carolina NAACP, and of Moral Monday fame), and California governor, Jerry Brown. 829 more words