Teachers union prez gloats after Senate committee rejects Trump school choice proposals

By Victor Skinner on Friday, September 8th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – American Federation of Teachers President Rhonda Weingarten is super excited that the Senate Appropriations Committee killed federal funding to expand school choice programs. “Big deal – Senate panel rejects Trump’s teacher-funding cuts and school choice proposals,” Weingarten posted to Twitter after Thursday’s committee meeting. “Important rejection of @BetsyDeVosED and @realDonaldTrump’s anti-public education […]

Schools expand use of ‘telepresence’ teaching as unions trash online learning

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Milwaukee Public Schools is using “Telepresence” to connect students with advanced placement classes not offered at their schools using instructors working remotely online. “We had some schools that had several AP courses, but you had schools that either didn’t have offerings or had one or two offering,” MPS chief innovation officer Tonya […]

WikiLeaks: Teachers union ‘panicked’ after rumor News Corp exec was joining Hillary campaign

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

NEW YORK – Hacked emails recently posted by WikiLeaks show the American Federation of Teachers officials sounded alarms about rumors of former New York City education chancellor Joel Klein joining up with the Clinton campaign. Klein, known for fingering the teachers union as the main impediment to improving education in the Big Apple, warred with […]

Teachers union presidents focus more on Trump than improving schools at DNC

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized 4 Comments

PHILADELPHIA – Leaders of the nation’s teachers unions took to the stage of the Democratic National Convention Monday, but their comments were not focused on education but rather partisan politics, and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. American Federation of Teachers President Rhonda “Randi” Weingarten wasted no time in attacking Trump on stage Monday, and launched […]