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Cowardice in the Face of Hate - or how someone made me miss Randi Weingarten

Randi Weingarten was a lousy UFT president. We never should have had a non-teacher as president. But that’s relatively minor. When she left, the union was far weaker than when she arrived. 663 more words


What Could Be More Democratic Than Pushing Vouchers for a Billionaire US Ed Sec?

US ed sec Betsy DeVos has one principal goal for American public education: Slice up its public funding and dispense it in the form of vouchers that can (and will) take that funding out of the public purview and into private school coffers. 1,558 more words


Randi Weingarten and Stand for Children find common cause? Strange bedfellows indeed.

Of all the people in the world – aside from Betsy DeVos herself – that AFT President Randi Weingarten could pick to co-author an op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times… 283 more words

Did Betsy DeVos Change Her Mind?

Betsy DeVos , Trump’s new Secretary of Education visited a public school in Ohio yesterday with Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers. 78 more words


Time To Wake Up

Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, is about to lead the country’s largest teachers union into battle. Weingarten has called the Union to attention in anticipation the Trump Administration will declare war on public schools under the umbrella of “more choice”. 665 more words


US Ed Sec Nominee Betsy DeVos Has More Firsthand Experience Selecting Carpet Swatches

On January 09, 2017, founder of the Center for Education Reform (CER), Jeanne Allen, issued a press release stating (warning: worn-out phrase coming), “But charter schools are public schools” and adding, “they’re just not the kinds of public schools that the AFT likes.” Allen was responding to American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten’s statement about US secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos’ being “anti-public-education.” 499 more words


Bill de Blasio for a second term?

It looks likely that he will get the UFT endorsement. He already has endorsements from many unions – starting with the sanitation workers.

Still, bad optics on… 146 more words

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