Sunday, June 29, 2008
AFT Denies Press Credentials to the NY Teacher
Ed Notes News (ENN) is reporting that the AFT's Janet Blair, in charge of press credentials for the upcoming AFT convention in Chicago (July 9-14), has denied credentials to the UFT's house organ, the NY Teacher. Citing the fact that the paper slavishly parrots the policies of the UFT leadership and the Unity Caucus without allowing any dissent or opposing points of view, the AFT has classified the NY Teacher as illegitimate press.
The press pass on the right has been issued instead and the NY Teacher will be covering the convention from Algeria.