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Randi and Lily at the NPE.

I didn’t make it down to north Michigan Avenue for the second day of the Network for Public Education’s 2015 conference.

I missed Diane Ravitch’s conversation with NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia and AFT President Randi Weingarten. 284 more words

NEA

I Asked Weingarten About the Hochul Robocall

I am at the Network for Public Education (NPE) second annual conference in Chicago, Illinois. I just attended the Sunday morning keynote, Diane Ravitch in Conversation with AFT’s Randi Weingarten and NEA’s Lily Eskelsen Garcia. 1,090 more words

High-stakes Testing

Labor Unions Adopt Civil Rights, Social Justice Issues

Labor unions have broadened their agenda to incorporate issues related to social and civil justice, both important issues to racial minorities who compromise a growing percentage of union membership. 513 more words

In The News

Math Doesn’t Discriminate

This post will read like a Quentin Tarantino film script with a number of bizarre storylines, but it comes together in the end. Sort of. 794 more words

Education

AWKWARD! Weingarten Attacks Gov. She Helped Elect

Over the weekend, AFT President Randi Weingarten authored a column on The Huffington Post that praised Congress and derided New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. She wrote: 374 more words

Is NYSUT/AFT Support for NY Opt Out Just the 2013 AFT "Moratorium" Warmed Over?

I have read New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) president Karen Magee’s words regarding opting out of the Pearson tests that New York students currently take in lieu of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests. 508 more words

Common Core