At the Labor Research Association dinner in March 2008, Randi Weingarten calls Jim Callaghan "one of the best historians in New York" and thanks him for helping write her speech, then introduces him to the crowd.
The disappearance of Jim Callaghan
Go to UFT .org, then to the NY Teacher and type in Lee McCaskill, the vicious principal who Callaghan investigated and exposed - it led to his being removed.
The site claims Callaghan's Brooklyn Tech story is there but when you try to open it, no luck. Here is what it says:
Teachers the real heroes at BrooklynClick on the link and you get this:
As principal of Brooklyn Technical HS, Lee McCaskill was a schoolyard bully, harassing and intimidating teachers, inventing bogus charges of corporal punishment and insubordination, and driving brilliant teachers out of the school.
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What next, a bond fire burning old NY Teachers with aricles by Callaghan?
Stop by and tell them to restore the links.
Summing up how Mulgrew views unions for writers as opposed to other workers:
From Steve Brill Story on teacher unions in Sunday Times mag, May 2010:
Next to Mulgrew was his press aide, Richard Riley. “Suppose you decide that Riley is lazy or incompetent,” I asked Mulgrew. “Should you be able to fire him?”Are writers different than carpenters? In the world of Mulgrew they are.
“He’s not a teacher,” Mulgrew responded. “And I need to be able to pick my own person for a job like that.” Then he grinned, adding: “I know where you’re going, but you don’t understand. Teachers are just different.”
Here's something by Callaghan still up there. Read it while you can: