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Hillary Gets Teachers' Union Endorsement...Union Upset

Hillary Clinton bagged the endorsement of the American Federation of Teachers this week. And to hear teachers across the country, it was a usurpation of the highest order. 501 more words


NYS Teachers Demanding New NYSUT Leadership in the Wake of AFT Endorsement

Teachers across the country are up in arms over the American Federation of Teacher’s (AFT) endorsement of Hillary Clinton. But the AFT and AFT president Randi Weingarten should not bear the full brunt of the profession’s ire, as this was not the decision of one person, but rather the entire AFT executive council. 919 more words

Can Early AFT Endorsement of Clinton Save Her From Sanders and Benghazi?

On Saturday, July 11, 2015, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president.

This news is no surprise, and the AFT’s “long, deliberative process” is pretty much window dressing. 1,006 more words

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Teachers' union endorses Hillary Clinton over weekend. Backlash begins.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won the endorsement of the 1.6 million-member American Federation of Teachers this weekend, which was not a surprise. The union endorsed her over Barack Obama in 2008, and AFT President Randi Weingarten is a longtime Clinton ally. 448 more words


Salon Writer Jeff Bryant Gets Arne Duncan Exactly Right

Below is a excerpt from the most refreshingly comprehensive, accurate summation of US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan that I have ever read. Salon writer Jeff Bryant captures the absolute waste that Duncan was as secretary– and he chastises those removed from the reality of Duncan’s destructive policies for attempting to paint him a success. 1,139 more words

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No Surprise Except the Timing: AFT Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

It’s no surprise that the AFT endorsed Hillary Clinton. The close alliance between AFT President Randi Weingarten and Clinton is well-known.

It’s a bit of surprise that it happened today, six months before the first primary, sixteen months before the general election. 227 more words