Log in  |  Search

The Education Wars

We’re a little late in posting this, but if you haven’t yet seen it, it’s worth a read.

Randi Weingarten and the AFT are the subjects of a feature article in the current issue of the American Prospect. The piece by Dana Goldstein in the March 23 issue, titled “The Education Wars,” looks at how Weingarten “has become the national face of the teachers’ union movement” since assuming the AFT presidency last July. The topics touched on in this wide-ranging article include the Washington Teachers’ Union’s ongoing fight for a fair contract, Weingarten’s experiences with school reform in New York City, charter schools, national standards, Democratic Party politics, the teachers unions’ relations with the Obama administration, and more.