The representation of the nation’s teachers by AFT president Randi Weingarten has been dispicable. Every opportunity she can, she is collaborating with the right-wing to sell-out teachers, their students and working parents during a time when all three are feeling the economic crisis and budgetary woes foisted on them by the banksters, Wall Street and their paid courtesans […]
Things not going well for billionaire plan to take over Washington, D.C. Schools As history indicates, it has taken less than a year to cobble together the naked takeover of public education and the merit pay ruse in Washington D.C. Chancellor of Schools in D. C. Michelle Rhee is implacable, beyond expression when it comes […]
We won! Governor Charlie Crist of Florida Vetoes SB 6, merit pay/testing trap After huge teacher call-ins (at least 6,700 teachers in Miami/Dade school district alone) and scores of student walkouts, along with a huge rally and other actions, including a “sit-down” (turned meeting with Governor Crist) at the Governor’s office which BAMN carried out […]
The Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) has not been much of a leader in working people’s organizations but this might be about to change. The main concern of the union over the years has been to basically protect the bloated salaries and privileges of the trade union executives, like Keith Johnson, the pathetic president of DFT. In fact, union executives have been openly working with the school authorities in Detroit to force hundreds, if not thousands, of experienced teachers to retire, so they can be replaced by a low-wage instructors, forced to work in charter schools without the slightest rights or input on how children are taught nor any control over curriculum or the day to day running of the schools.