Wednesday, February 13

UFT president likely Washington-bound

The head of the American Federation of Teachers, the national teachers' union, is stepping down this summer, and UFT President Randi Weingarten is the heir apparent to the job; elections will be held in July and she could be headed to Washington, D.C. shortly after that. The Times notes that Weingarten has secured higher teacher salaries and participated in education policy experiments, such as performance pay and charter schools, when many in her union and in teachers' unions nationally opposed them. Blogging teacher NYC Educator has an entirely different, much less congratulatory list of Weingarten's accomplishments.

Last month, the Sun took a look at the UFT leaders who might become president after Weingarten leaves.

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