"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Sunday, July 08, 2012

AFT Misleaders Vote to Assure Another Generation of High-Stakes Testing

ht to Shaun Johnson:


  1. frightening beyond words. I am afraid to ask what's next.

  2. Anonymous12:20 AM

    No surprise there.

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  4. sell outs.... I think I'm done as a public ed advocate - the 'bought-and-paid-for' union leaderships have sold teachers and our kids down the river.... they're really busy having a veritable polyamorous orgy with PEARSON, GATES AND BROAD - no room left in the bed for teachers, students, parents...

  5. oh - and the refusal of teachers to hold their union leadership's feet to the fire... sorry people - I cant/wont help you fight for your profession, your jobs, if you wont fight for them yourselves...

  6. Randi Weingarten has been involved with the Broad Foundation for ten years. See there 2009 Mission Statement:


    Page 11
    "Teacher unions have always been a formidable voice in public
    education. We decided at the onset of our work to invest in
    smart, progressive labor leaders like Randi Weingarten, head of
    the United Federation of Teachers in New York City for more
    than a decade and now president of the American Federation
    of Teachers (AFT). We partnered with Weingarten to fund two
    union-run charter schools in Brooklyn and to fund New York
    City’s first incentive-based compensation program for schools,
    as well as the AFT’s Innovation Fund. We had previously
    helped advance pay for performance programs in Denver and
    Houston, but we were particularly encouraged to see New York
    City embrace the plan."

    Page 16
    "The Broad Foundation invests $2 million in the Teachers Union Reform Network (TURN), a network of National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers locals."