Aug 2, 2009
California Dreamin' & WTU Contract Talks
I along with approximately 30-40 committed teachers met out in Los Angeles, California at the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) union headquarters last week . We represented over 5 cities. Our goal was to create a national agenda of education reform along with organizing in our local unions along with the community organizing many of us are already engaged in. Amongst are group are some young teachers and their opposition to wanna be' education reformers like Klein/Rhee types is awe inspiring to paraphrase Education Notes on Line blogger.
I recently received a call of concern from a reliable source regarding the Washington Teachers Union contract talks. There may be a teachers union contract coming soon for teachers to vote on. This insider source indicated that the WTU and AFT Prez Randi Weingarten crew are selling out to Rhee while figuring out a way to make it look like a great victory for the teachers.
Teachers beware ! Read the fine print. Stay tuned for more.
Posted by The Washington Teacher