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Kamala Harris Comes Out Swinging on Education and She Picks the Unions Over Students and Parents

Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris must have been one of the people AFT president Randi Weingarten was referring to when she said on C-Span, in the context of the 2020 hopefuls being “eager for the teachers’ backing”, that her “phone had rung a lot” because Harris has quickly morphed into a union mouthpiece. The language is… Continue reading Kamala Harris Comes Out Swinging on Education and She Picks the Unions Over Students and Parents

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As a Former Member of Two Teachers’ Unions, I Celebrate the Janus Decision

While people scream from the rooftops about how wrong and unfair the Janus ruling is, let’s pause for a moment and at least acknowledge that, in the context of the teachers’ unions, almost no one is even talking about what’s best for kids in any of their passion filled proclamations about the destruction of the… Continue reading As a Former Member of Two Teachers’ Unions, I Celebrate the Janus Decision

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Say What?

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An Unholy Alliance

Imagine my chagrin this morning when I awoke to find a new and rather unholy alliance had been formed between Jonah Edelman of Stand for Children and Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers. This alliance took the form of an anti-voucher op-ed in the LA Times. Here’s a little taste of the… Continue reading An Unholy Alliance