Randi Weingarten...wants to replace President Bush’s focus on
standardized testing with a vision of public schools as community
centers that help poor students succeed by offering not only solid
classroom lessons but also medical and other services.
Union election to be lesson on women's achievement Chicago Tribune
20 years ago Randi Weingarten quit a cushy Wall Street lawyer's job to
do legal work for the New York City teachers union. Wanting to know
what it was like in the classroom, she took a part-time job teaching
social studies at a largely black and Latino high school in Brooklyn.
'Education starts at home' Sun Times
Barack Obama collected the endorsement
of the American Federation of Teachers Sunday and promised to fix "the
broken promises" of the No Child Left Behind ...
The Illinois senator's language on the subject was likely to please
teachers unions like AFT and NEA because he spoke about working "with"
teachers to find ways to reward them rather than imposing a system "on"
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