Monday, September 12, 2016

In Chicago, DFER has been run out of town. | Fred Klonsky

In Chicago, DFER has been run out of town. | Fred Klonsky:

In Chicago, DFER has been run out of town.


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Former DFER boss, Joe Williams, quit to get a job at Walmart. The rest of DFER left town.
Back in 2014, Illinois Democratic Party political consultant David Ormsby predicted, “Democrats for Education Reform will face a formidable challenge outmaneuvering the CTU.”
Ormsby and I have had differences over the years, but he was right as rain about that.
Comparing DFER’s role in the current teacher negotiations to 2012, the Sun-Times Lauren FitzPatrick yesterday wrote, “DFER no longer has a chapter in Illinois. Its national press shop did not respond to messages seeking comment, nor did its former local head.”
The guy who once ran DFER, Joe Williams, jumped ship a while ago and took a job at Walmart. Not as a store greeter. With their foundation.
Joe once threatened to kick my ass and said I was dumbest person in the world.
In the world! A low bar, if you ask me.
DFER, who claim to be Democrats but are definitely not in the progressive Sanders wing, got their heads handed to them at the DNC. The platform debate on education rejected their views as well as the policies that In Chicago, DFER has been run out of town. | Fred Klonsky:

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