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

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Randi to the Barricades Once More

Randi Weingarten was donning her rain gear today as she protested a meeting of Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) and the profiteering loser swine who get rich through corporate welfare privatizing strategies.

Randi's dramatic photos and angry shouts would be much more compelling if AFT did not support and enable the primary corporate strategies that all the DFER guys were discussing today indoors in the dry.  I speak of course of AFT's unrelenting support for Common Core and their long-standing embrace of the most numerous and diabolical charter school variety: the non-profit corporate charters.

No doubt today's photo op will be turned into a video for this summer's AFT Convention in Los Angeles.  Will there be a coup to oust Randi and her covey of expensive fellow lawyers?  Inquiring minds want to know.

When I tweeted yesterday that it could be more productive if AFT spent some of its 100s of millions of dollars to do something more substantive than have Randi's picture taken with her gold-plated bullhorn in the rain, Randi responded by asking me why wasn't I helping to convince DFER to "let us in."  

My response: You ARE in.

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