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ERIC Number: EJ819174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1539-9664
Same Old, Same Old
Seebach, Linda
Education Next, v9 n1 p28-33 Win 2009
In July, the two major teachers unions, the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) chose new presidents at their national conventions held barely a week apart. At the NEA, Dennis Van Roekel moved up to the top rung of the officers' ladder after serving two terms as vice president. Randi Weingarten added the national presidency of the AFT to her current responsibilities as head of the United Federation of Teachers, its New York affiliate. In this article, the author contends that new union leadership does not change a thing, stating that the introductory speeches given by both new union presidents amount to announcements that they intend to do pretty much what their predecessors were doing. Both of them proclaim that without their unions there is no salvation for American education. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A