Monday, April 20, 2015

Ken Derstine on Randi after Watching AEI Video: This is a company union -

...some amazing statements from Weingarten (while speaking to the enemy) about what you should say privately and publicly about the war on public education. She is quite blunt about how it is normal to be a two-faced lier and says this to an audience that is indifferent to the survival of public education. ... Ken Derstine
I fell into a twitter exchange over Randi's support for VAM, which she now disavows. Randi claims: I look at evidence Norman- been critical of Vam awhile-

This was funny since Ken Derstine had just sent me video counter evidence in a blog titled "Randi Weingarten: Sleight of Hand Artist". 
Check it out.

Ken had also sent me some video of Randi last week which I had in  draft form but hadn't published where Ken terms the AFT - and its assorted puppets:

Ken:  This is a company union
I like that better than my use of the Vichy reference.

I'm posting Ken below.

But first some of the tweets:
    - I don't support VAM to evaluate teachers-
  1. . U changed your mind after VAM proven as failure.
. u followed after evidence was in - but u were out front in favor

. @UFTunion leader must be held accountable for bad decisions- 2many2count

. Evidence:she signaled willingness to negotiate pay for performance
 And here is Ken's parsing of Randi on video:
In the Ed Notes Online article Wednesday Norm Scott said a video from the American Enterprise Institute, which is a conversation with Randi Weingarten, had been deleted from the AEI website. I found it on YouTube. If you can stand it, it is 1 hour and 14 minutes. It is an amazing mush of platitudes. 

This was done June 18, 2014.

If you can’t watch the whole thing, start at 42:00 for some amazing statements from Weingarten (while speaking to the enemy) about what you should say privately and publicly about the war on public education. She is quite blunt about how it is normal to be a two-faced lier and says this to an audience that is indifferent to the survival of public education. I wonder if she would dare to say this to a union meeting. There is a real cynicism about teachers when you take her remarks as a whole.

See what she says about Common Core at 48:00 through 57:00. 

In the Q & A look at what she says beginning at 01:04 until the end.



At the conclusion of my article about the AEI conference I said:

Panel moderator Frederick Hess at the end of panel one makes an off the cuff comment (at 51:00) which summed up the bottom line for these people.:

They (venture philanthropist) may not be as powerful as they think they are in terms of shaping what happens in the nation’s schools and classrooms, but they’re very powerful in terms of us being able to feed our families and being able to do the research and analysis we like to do.

In other words, there is no real passion, no real belief in what they are doing; they looking at spreadsheets and each others position papers….and they are just in it for the big bucks.

This is a company union!

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