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Fri Mar 8, 2013, 02:08 PM

 

NYC Activist Mocks Randi's "Rosa Parks" Moment; Delivers a Punch in the Political Nose

>>>Sorry, but this is another one of her stunts that she can point to the next time she helicopters in to negotiate a sell-out contract somewhere.

It is all too typical of Weingarten's misdirection of the membership. After all, where has she been all these years as the Philadelphia school system has been hollowed out? That's an easy one: busy "collaborating" (her word, not mine) with Gates and Broad.

Why did she twice support mayoral control of the schools inNYC - and tacitly support Bloomberg's illegal purchase of a third term in 2009 - which has been the primary vehicle for destabilizing the public schools and privatizing them?

Why has she had AFT-sponsored workshops at the Aspen Institute, extolling for-profit companies and programs in the schools to it's billionaire clientele?

Why is she at this very moment on the advisory board of inBloom, inc., the Gates/Murdoch effort to consolidate all student data and supply it to for-profit entities, with no privacy guarantees?

The woman is very smart and very clever, but she's a fraud. In the struggle between teachers and those who would take over the schools and turn teaching into temporary, at-will employment, she's on the wrong side.>>>>>
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Smarmie Doofus Mar 2013 OP
duffyduff Mar 2013 #1
duffyduff Mar 2013 #2
Smarmie Doofus Mar 2013 #3
HiPointDem Mar 2013 #6
proud2BlibKansan Mar 2013 #4
HiPointDem Mar 2013 #5
proud2BlibKansan Mar 2013 #7
HiPointDem Mar 2013 #8

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 02:22 PM

2. It's the comment by Michael F. I agree with.

 

One of the ways the "reformers" have in attaining their goal of destroying public education is to find people willing to go into a major (Democratic) constituency to destroy it from within.

The "reformers" used Cory Booker to infiltrate the African-American community by pushing charter schools and vouchers, and Weingarten is being used by the same people to destroy a major union.

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Response to duffyduff (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 07:39 PM

3. Hmm.... possibly.

 

But it reminds me more of what Ed Koch said of Bella Abzug when Koch out-polled Bella in her own Greenwich Village precinct in a mayoral primary a million years ago: "Her neighbors know her best."

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Response to duffyduff (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 06:20 AM

6. +1

 

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2013, 10:17 AM

4. I'm glad she finally did something that shows she understands what her members want.

The election in the Chicago union shook up AFT leadership. There's a current challenge to NYC leadership. (How is that going?) So Randi is finally seeing the light. Better late than never.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 06:19 AM

5. No. She's not seeing the light, she's just saying what she knows the membership wants to hear.

 

She's done it before, she'll do it again, it was bullshit then and it's bullshit now.

her 'arrest' will never keep her from very renumerative employment or do her any harm at all, and i'll bet she was treated with kid gloves and released as soon as she got to the police station.

it's a show; the natives are getting restless, and a show is needed.

fightin' randi!

She was a plant from day 1.

Came into the union as a lawyer, not a teacher; council for sandra feldman, president of uft, the pointwoman in the division of the teachers' union from nyc's black community over decentralization. she was paid for her troubles with the presidencies of uft and aft; shanker's heir.

after 6 years of working for feldman & uft, randi spent a total of 6 months in the classroom. It's clear that her interest was not in teaching, but in a leadership role - for which, to be credible, she had to log some teaching time. she logged the minimum & took office.

From 1991 until 1994 she taught on per diem basis 122 days over the period at Clara Barton High School in Crown Heights. In fall of 1994 she taught history full-time at the school.[5][7][13][14] By 1995, after six months of full-time teaching, Weingarten was elected Assistant Secretary of the UFT.[15][16] She continued teaching per diem, from 1995 to 1997.[17]

she probably taught maybe a year total. or less.

1995: ass't sec, uft
1997: treasurer, uft
1998, president uft (succeeding her boss feldman)
1997, vp aft (her boss feldman was pres)
2009 pres aft (succeeding the successor to feldman)

she's sold out her membership repeatedly. she sits on the board of gates' inbloom, an organization that plans to construct a national database of student info & sell the data.

she was faculty at the broad superintendent's academy. her charter school venture was funded by broad.

she supported mayoral control in nyc. twice. a key reason that nyc was able to privatize so quickly.

she invited bill gates, #1 privatizer, to keynote the previous aft convention.

when rhee was firing teachers in DC, where was randi? she opted not to mount a defense.

she was *selected* for her position, not elected.

how anyone can believe a word she says at this late date i can't understand.



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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 12:05 PM

7. But that's what she is supposed to do.

Her job is to tell her members what they want to hear. And until recently she didn't do that very well.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 02:27 PM

8. she's supposed to tell the members what they want while doing the opposite? nah.

 

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