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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

Politics

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

Charters

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

New York City

Hate and Love: Top Five @Twitter blocks and Top Ten Follows

We’ve all heard about celebrities blocking Twitter followers and fans because they cross the line— they bully, they stalk and other types of gross malfeasance ( 963 more words

Diane Ravitch

Hillary Clinton’s School Choice

WSJ Review & Outlook

She used to support charters. Now she’s for the union agenda.

July 31, 2016 5:25 p.m. ET

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No one would call the 2016 election a battle of ideas, but it will have policy consequences. 579 more words

School Choice

Quick Fix Education Solutions Do Not Work

With a global economy rapidly changing and demanding new skills, education should be a top priority for both Democrats and Republicans.

Unfortunately, this topic has not received a lot of attention in the 2016 presidential campaign. 235 more words

National

AFT Convention 2016 - Days 3 and 4

AFT Convention 2016 wrapped up in Minneapolis yesterday. Here’s a little about the last day and a half.

A pattern began to develop. Each resolution was followed by a little positive discussion, perhaps an attempt at an amendment, and the question was quickly called. 751 more words

Teachers Unions