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  • Teachers’ Union President Knew About Clinton’s Personal Email

    03/17/2015 9:43:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/17/15 | Lachlan Markay
    A long-time Hillary Clinton supporter who heads the nation’s second largest teachers’ union says she was aware of the former Secretary of State’s personal email address before the New York Times reported its existence two weeks ago. Randi Weingarten, a donor to Clinton’s previous presidential run and to the Super PAC backing her likely 2016 bid, said on Twitter over the weekend that the existence of the email account was not “secret.” Asked if she was aware of the personal email account,, before the Times published its scoop, Weingarten gave a one-word reply: “yes.” Weingarten did not respond to...
  • In Memoriam of Bertha Schmidt Weingarten, my Mother

    05/26/2014 4:00:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Vanity | 26 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Bertha (Schmidt) Weingarten at age 20 Bertha Schmidt Weingarten 1914 - 2013 My Mother was born Bertha Schmidt, in Brook Park, Minnesota, on December 21, 1914.  She was an early Christmas present who arrived shortly after the start of World War I.   She was the seventh child to be born in a log cabin with two little loft bedrooms.   Her mother, Emma, left her abusive husband when Bertha was 12.   At the time Bertha was one of ten children.   Divorce was very rare.   Her father had taken to drinking.  The situation must have been very bad for her...
  • Death of a Father

    09/27/2006 6:59:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 60 replies · 1,877+ views
    Vanity | 27 September, 2006 | Marktwain
    LeRoy Weingarten 1918 - 2006 LeRoy Weingarten belonged to that generation which has been titled “The Greatest”. I do not know if I agree with that appellation generally, but it seemed to apply to him. Born on January 22nd in 1918, just two months after the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia, while World War I raged in Europe and just 8 months before the outbreak of the 1918 flu pandemic that also killed millions, he participated in the extraordinary events of an extraordinary century. As a child, he was raised in the North woods of Wisconsin as a farmer’s son,...
  • Moral Intelligence and Public School Bullying

    12/22/2013 2:37:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 22, 2013 | Deborah C. Taylor
    On December 4, 2013 Randi Weingarten, president of the 1.5-million member American Federation of Teachers(AFT), spoke on C-Span about bullying, particularly of gay students. Ms. Weingarten said, with surprise in her voice, that she doesn't understand why gay students are still bullied in public schools, because in 2013, "It's cool to be gay." She also said she is gay, and now speaks about it openly.As a psychotherapist, I tell clients that being surprised by another person's behavior often results from erroneous assumptions about the person, usually because you see them as you want them to be rather than as they...
  • How Common is Your Good?

    02/17/2012 11:33:52 AM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 1 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 2/9/12 | Noman
    Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the AFL-CIO's educational (strong) arm, announced the group's endorsement of the Obama-Biden ticket in 2012. In case it matters to you, she makes $350,000 per year as a union boss. [quote] Declaring that President Obama is the only candidate who will fight to preserve and expand the middle class, close the inequality gap and ensure everyone has a "fair shot" at success, the AFT announced its endorsement of President Obama and Vice President Biden for re-election on Feb. 7. [end quote] This selfless administrator's devotion to the middle class, earnings...
  • California Teachers "Reaffirm" Support for Cop-Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

    04/09/2011 5:02:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | April 9, 2011 | Kyle Olsen
    I believe there is a difference between rank-and-file teachers and the leadership of radical teachers’ unions. The trouble is, the rank-and-file sits idly by as the radicals embarrass them, time and time again. Perhaps we’ve reached the point where the rank-and-file can rightfully be accused of being complicit of such behavior. Why aren’t teachers angrily denouncing a recent resolution passed by the California Federation of Teachers in which the union "reaffirms support for death row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal"? The American Federation of Teachers, led by Randi Weingarten, has to date issued no statement in opposition to this offensive resolution....
  • Weingarten for the Union Defense

    03/28/2011 12:34:36 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 2 replies
    WSJ ^ | 3-26-11 | jason riley
    Why can't teachers who have been chronically absent from work be the first to go? Or the ones who have been convicted of crimes? Or the ones who are languishing—with full pay and benefits—in some "reserve pool" because no school will hire them? Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently said that "last in, first out" policies hit low-income kids hardest because the poor are more likely to attend schools where teachers have less seniority.
  • Court Upholds Ban on Wearing of Political Buttons by Teachers

    01/26/2010 11:10:38 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies · 677+ views
    New York Law Journal ^ | January 26, 2010 | By Noeleen G. Walder
    A regulation barring New York City teachers from wearing political campaign buttons in public high schools does not violate their constitutional right to free speech, a federal judge has ruled. Rejecting the teachers' argument that high school students would "spontaneously understand" that the buttons were not part of the curriculum, Southern District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan held that the plaintiffs had "offered no admissible evidence to undermine" the city's argument that "displays of political partisanship by teachers in the schools" could "influence children and impinge on the rights of students to learn in an environment free of partisan political influence."...
  • The Amazing Randi - A brave union official endorses a commonsense reform to improve...

    01/18/2010 12:57:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 339+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 18, 2010 | Marcus A. Winters
    January 18, 2010, 4:00 a.m. The Amazing RandiA brave union official endorses a commonsense reform to improve accountability. By Marcus A. Winters In what could prove a turning point in favor of education reform, American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten came out in favor of considering student performance on standardized tests as one part of teacher evaluations. If Weingarten turns her words into real actions, and if the teachers’ unions follow Weingarten’s lead, it will improve teacher quality across the country. Support for using student test scores to evaluate teachers is a departure for Weingarten. Two years ago,...
  • Teacher Unions Reward Mediocrity, Fail the Students

    02/22/2006 8:53:24 AM PST · by george76 · 50 replies · 1,068+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 22, 2006 | John Stossel
    "The teachers united will never be defeated!" chanted thousands of public-school teachers at a union rally. They may be right -- unfortunately. Teachers unions in this country are very influential because they can assemble a crowd. Randi Weingarten, head of New York's teachers union, put out the word, and thousands of teachers filled Madison Square Garden to demand a new contract and more money. That clout brings timid politicians into line. The unions can pay for expensive rallies at "the world's most famous arena" because every teacher in a unionized district like New York must give up some of his...
  • All Politics Is Yokel

    02/24/2004 8:42:45 AM PST · by SouthMountainBilly · 1 replies · 170+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 15, 2004 | Gene Weingarten
    All Politics Is Yokel These guys aren't long shots, they're moon shots By Gene Weingarten I am on the phone with one of the candidates for president of the United States, and I have just asked him, in an official on-the-record interview with The Washington Post, the following question: "Which part of a woman's body do you find the most sexually attractive?" Now, I know what you are thinking. You are thinking that no presidential candidate in his right mind would answer a loaded, no-win, irresponsible, inexcusable question like that. "Her breasts!" See how wrong you were? Your problem is...