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  • UFT leader ready to make departure effective Aug. 1

     
    Influential teachers' union leader Randi Weingarten is due to make it official next Wednesday that she will depart as head of the United Federation of Teachers on Aug. 1 to head only the national affiliate American Federation of Teachers,...
  • Race to the Top: Teachers left behind?

     
    by Mark Silva In "the race to the top,'' no child will be left behind, we're assured, but a lot of low-performing teachers - as measured by the poor performance of their students - may be The government has set...

    Sitting down with A.J. Duffy

    Sitting down with A.J. Duffy
    Ordinarily, when someone cancels his subscription and organizes a protest outside The Times, I don't go and knock on his door to talk him into subscribing again. But I have a soft spot for A.J. Duffy, president of United Teachers Los Angeles, and I know...

    DeStefano Legacy: The New Haven Model

    DeStefano Legacy: The New Haven Model
    The "what ifs" linger long after a visit with John DeStefano, now closing in on his final weeks after a remarkable 20-year marathon as mayor of the Elm City. What if DeStefano, smothered by M. Jodi Rell during a disastrous run for governor in 2006, had...

    Andres Martinez-Fernandez: Young people paying price for Obamacare

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has a message for the young and uninsured: Obamacare is here to help. In her recent visit to Fusion, Sebelius promoted the law as particularly beneficial to young people because it allows them to...