The Answer Sheet: Randi Weingarten


Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Weingarten: The promise of public education for all is 'under assault'

'Public education is under assault by those who want, for ideological reasons, to call one of America's great accomplishments—public education for all—a failure.'

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:01 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  By PEople in Education 'To Make A Buck', Randi Weingarten

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 04/30/2013

AFT's Weingarten urges moratorium on high stakes linked to Common Core tests

AFT president Randi Weingarten says high-stakes tests are unfairly being given to students before teachers have had time to properly absorb and create curriculum around the Common Core standards.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:09 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core Implementation Challenged, Common Core Standards, Randi Weingarten

Posted at 08:09 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Philadelphia to close 23 public schools; Randi Weingarten arrested at protest (update)

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten was arrested along with 18 other activists today in Philadelphia as they were protesting a hearing by the School Reform Commission on a plan to close nearly 30 public schools in the city.

By Valerie Strauss  |  08:09 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Handcuffed, Randi Weingarten, School Closings

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/25/2011

Why Oscar snubbed ‘Superman’ -- deservedly so

The documentarians get it: “Waiting for Superman” was not a good/accurate enough documentary to be nominated for an Academy Award.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  School turnarounds/reform, School turnarounds/reform, School turnarounds/reform | Tags:  academy award nominations, academy awards, davis guggenheim, diane ravitch, documentaries, feature documentaries, films that were snubbed, inside job, michelle rhee, movies snubbed, oscar nominations, oscar snubs, oscars, randi weingarten, superman, waiting for superman

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 06/17/2010

Randi Weingarten: Rhee is wrong

The teachers union president whom D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee highly praised in an op-ed article this week -- the one in which she tells New York schools boss Joel Klein that he has a lot to learn from hr -- is taking strong issue with Rhee’s advice to Klein.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:58 PM ET, 06/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Schools, D.C. Schools | Tags:  aft president randi weingarten, d.c. schools chancellor michelle rhee, d.c. teachers contract, michelle rhee and joel klein, randi weingarten and michelle rhee, rhee and klein, rhee gives advice to klein, rhee op-ed, weingarten and rhee, weingarten op-ed