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UFT "Endorsements" - a frustrating year - Part I

At the June 2014 United Federation of Teachers Delegate Assembly, thirteen months ago, I asked a question.

Paul Egan had moved the contingency endorsement resolution (any endorsement questions that come up in the summer get referred to the Executive Board), … 311 more words

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"Everyone's voice matters" unless you don't want to be a union member

Well, well, well…here is an email Randi sent out today to supporters….and some of my comments.


Make no mistake: This case is not about individual liberty or the First Amendment.

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Teachers Unions

NEA's Lily Eskelsen Garcia Remains Faithful to Gates Funding

On April 26, 2015, education historian Diane Ravitch moderated an hour-long discussion between National Education Association (NEA) President Lily Eskelsen Garcia and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten at the second annual conference of the Network for Public Education (NPE). 1,452 more words

Common Core

A Personal Word on the BAT-AFT Teacher Stress Survey

On May 12, 2015, the Badass Association of Teachers (BATs) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) produced the first of what will likely be many reports on information collected as part of an online survey on teacher stress. 1,367 more words

Common Core

IEA and NEA talks out of two sides of their mouths on opt out.

There is was on my Twitter feed.

The IEA had posted an article from EdWeek on how opting out was gaining traction. As if the IEA supported opt out. 318 more words


The Incredible NPE Experience

Last weekend the Network for Public Education (NPE) hosted their second annual national conference. It was, to say the least, an inspiring experience. About six hundred activists from around the country gathered in Chicago to share ideas, resources, success and struggles. 415 more words

Quotes From the NPE Conference

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Network for Public Education’s (NPE) second annual conference in Chicago.  It was like a revival meeting!   394 more words

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