Mulgrew took total credit for the improvements in the new federal education bill lessening the impact of testing as well as the recent report from the Cuomo commission. I couldn't stand it, and yelled out, 'What about the opt-out movement"....he did not respond, besides being "upset" that someone had not followed the meeting procedures by calling out. A few people around me did smile and nod their heads in agreement.
Also he was taking "credit" for NY state not using the Common Core Standards going forward. Wait, Wasn't I at the AFT convention and heard him say he would punch someone in the face if they took his Common Core away???.... Lisa North, MORE
Mike Antonucci reported on the confrontation between what he calls the militants in the union (Chicago, etc) and the capitulators (my word) to ed deform:
The militant wing is mostly hostile to CCSS, seeing the standards as part and parcel of the corporate education-reform agenda. The establishment wing has been forced to triangulate by defending the standards but attacking the way they have been implemented.
The split between the two factions was illustrated at the 2014 AFT Convention. The delegation from Chicago introduced a resolution to place the AFT in full opposition to CCSS, but it was handily defeated in committee, a committee dominated by New York City’s United Federation of Teachers, the backbone of the AFT’s establishment wing.
Instead, AFT delegates passed a resolution stating the union would “continue to support the promise of CCSS, provided that a set of essential conditions, structures and resources are in place.”...
.....The War Within
#AFT14 Video - Sarah Chambers and The Speech that Triggered Mulgrew "Punch in Face"
Aug 8, 2014 - Teachers union honcho Michael Mulgrew
threaten his beloved Common Core agenda.
because this is the teachers’!”.
Teachers union honcho Michael Mulgrew unleashed a venomous
screed directed at anyone
who would dare threaten his beloved Common Core agenda.
“If someone takes something from me, I’m going to grab it right
back out of their cold, twisted,
sick hands and say it is mine! You do not take what is mine!”
at a convention last month in Los Angeles.
The rant was posted Thursday to the Ed Notes Online blog.
“And I’m going to punch you in the face and push you in the dirt
because this is the teachers’!” added Mulgrew.
“These are our tools and you sick people need to deal with us and
the children that we teach. Thank you very much!”
The remarks came during a heated debate on a resolution
regarding the American Federation of Teachers’
continued support of Common Core despite
“I’ve heard the stories about how Eli Broad, Bill Gates,
Joel Klein and a flying saucer full of Martians
designed these things to brainwash us all,”
The bellicose tone spooked at least one audience member who asked to remain
anonymous to avoid Mulgrew’s wrath.
“It was scary,” said the source. “People were saying that he shouldn’t be around children.”
Teachers union spokesman Dick Riley didn’t back down from Mulgrew’s comments.
“In the context of the resolution, the meaning is clear (as was the resulting applause),”
United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew made a fiery defense of
the Common Core last month.
because this is the teachers!’ he said.
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United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew made a fiery defense of the
Common Core last month.
because this is the teachers!’ he said.
But the Staten Island native’s fighting words left other teachers feeling insulted.
Arthur Goldstein, the UFT chapter leader of Francis Lewis High School in
Queens, said Mulgrew’s
pugilistic tone was nothing new.
“When Mulgrew gets up there and does his Hulk Hogan routine and
says he’s going to punch people
for taking away Common Core.
... It’s insulting,” he said.
Mulgrew has been an outspoken critic of the implementation of the national
education standards in the city,
but is also a supporter of the standards.
The Common Core, which is supported by a wide range of organizations across the
corporate and political spectrum, has been adopted by
45 states and Washington, D.C.
The standards seek to move classroom instruction away from rote memorization,
break down distinctions between academic subjects and
raise the bar of student achievement.
Meanwhile, 115 school staffers who don’t have permanent assignments accepted
buyouts under the terms of the new teachers union contract.
The members of the so-called “absent teacher reserve” got a
severance pay-out averaging
about $16,000 per person to leave their jobs,
as part of a one-time offer,