I dare anyone to try and make sense of M. Stewart's recent positions on the upcoming contract and the teacher incentive fund. Not that there's anything wrong with being inconsistent. Recently re-elected, she comes out swinging about the new contract. Fair enough. That's what she ran on, and good luck to her with that. But then she says she's OK with the teacher incentives (aka performance pay) that were just announced today -- not exactly a bread and butter union issue. Sure, it's hard to come out against more money for teachers, but many other union leaders have done just that. And what about the Burnham plan? Is she for, against, or in between on that one?
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