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  • AFT Chicago Local Pushes Left-Wing Teaching

    Posted on Mar 21, 2014 by Team

    Remember Karen Lewis? She is the radical President of the Chicago Teachers Union, American Federation of Teachers Local 1, which made national headlines in 2012 for going on citywide strike. (Our thoughts on that action aren’t subtle: You don’t block the schoolhouse door to stop reform of one of America’s lowest-performing school districts.) Lewis is […]

  • Randi Runs as Radical Stances Meet Blowback in NYC

    Posted on Mar 14, 2014 by Team

    Today, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten will be in Kiev rallying for the interim government of Ukraine, far from the controversies she left in New York. We’re not sure how this helps teachers or students in the U.S., but if she wants to support the Ukrainians we suppose that’s her prerogative. It’s a […]

  • Illinois Law Meets Randi’s Radicalism

    Posted on Mar 07, 2014 by Team

    Illinois public schools are required by state law to administer the Illinois Standards Achievement Test in order to track schools’ progress in educating students. And wherever accountability threatens to break the cushy teachers union monopoly, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten can be trusted to complain. Sure enough, Randi has backed an effort […]

  • Weingarten’s War on Reform Slams Pennsylvania Kids

    Posted on Feb 27, 2014 by Team

    The American Federation of Teachers and its boss, Randi Weingarten, have waged a national war on public school reform that spans decades. Driven by the maxim, “Nice political career you have, shame if anything were to happen to it,” the nation’s most militant teachers union fights advocates for better public schools from New York to […]

  • Randi Rolls into Newark

    Posted on Feb 26, 2014 by Team

    Newark Public Schools face a serious problem: Enrollment in the struggling state-administered district is projected to plummet in the coming years, and with that revenues will decline. The state and the city both are unable to cover the shortfall, so some teachers will need to be let go. And that creates another problem, especially since […]

  • Teachers Unions Caught in Shady Political Scheme

    Posted on Jan 07, 2014 by Team

    Last November, unions including the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and its Boston local (the Boston Teachers Union or BTU) heavily backed Marty Walsh in the city’s mayoral election. (He won.) Part of that support was a $480,000 ad buy by the AFT national headquarters that the BTU swears it didn’t know about. The money […]

  • Union Corruption Update: Dead Union Bosses Tell No Tales

    Posted on May 03, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Scandal has rocked the Auburn Teachers Association, an affiliate of the New York State United Teachers and American Federation of Teachers. The Auburn Citizen reports that an audit showed that the former (and now deceased) President of the Association allegedly misappropriated up to $800,000 in dues money for various personal uses. Local police are investigating […]