Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Good lord. Randi Weingarten! « Fred Klonsky's blog

Good lord. Randi Weingarten! « Fred Klonsky's blog:

Good lord. Randi Weingarten!

It was pretty bad when the President of the American Federation of Teachers invited Bill Gates to speak to her union’s last convention.

And it was pretty repulsive when she cruelly mocked her own members who, out of principle, walked out of the hall as he was introduced.

So I can’t be surprised that Randi Weingarten would be partying with teacher union-basher Stephen Brill, whose latest book Class Warfare, wages class warfare on teachers.

Brother Mike broke the story when he Tweeted:

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