Weingarten: NY should serve as a ‘warning siren’ on rushing Common Core implementation


New York’s experience with Common Core state assessments should serve as a “warning siren” for states and districts across the country rushing to make the Common Core about tests and not about ensuring that the necessary shifts in instruction have occurred. That’s what American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten told members of the Rockville […]

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In Syracuse, AFT President Weingarten calls for teacher leaders to take back the profession


Some bloggers are calling the pushback “The Education Spring.” AFT President Randi Weingarten calls it much-needed grassroots activism where teacher leaders are taking meaningful roles to build things up – not just shake things up. “It has to come from the ground up, not from those outside the profession,” Weingarten told nearly 200 central New […]

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On the edge of being … informed

If it wasn’t so close to home, perhaps I would have laughed harder. Of course I have a mini-crush on Steven Colbert. If not for his devilish smile, then for his efforts to save U.S. speedskating. But now he’s making fun of my home state. Have you ever seen a cheese log in the sun? […]

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Video: AFT and NEA presidents address One Nation activists

The One Nation, Working Together team has the entire day’s events online at their YouTube channel. The following two videos include the presidents of NYSUT’s national affiliates, the AFT’s Randi Weingarten and the NEA’s Dennis Van Roekel. You can access all of the speakers online at www.youtube.com/user/WorkingTogetherOneNa. AFT President Randi Weingarten With Mark Thompson and […]

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