.... by the time he had graduated from the Columbia School of Journalism in 1968, at the height of the antiwar movement, his politics had veered to the left. To avoid the draft, he became a public-school teacher in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, where he moved with his wife, the former Frances Marie McGettigan, whom he married in 1969...
As a teacher, he became embroiled in a racially charged debate in the largely black Ocean Hill-Brownsville district over what should take precedence in the tumultuous transition to school decentralization: community control over hiring, or the seniority rights of unionized teachers.Mr. Barrett sided with nonunion teachers on the hiring issue, but he also documented malfeasance by the local school board and reported it to prosecutors and in The Voice, revelations that led to federal corruption charges.... NY Times Obit
The next time I ran into Wayne was years later at my childhood friend's -- Marty Needelman's -- wedding. Marty was a legal aid lawyer in Williamsburg where I taught and ran in the same circles as Wayne. Marty and crew had been involved in the local school board politics in District 14 and it was through him that I met Lew Friedman who, with people in his school - IS 318 -- had begun a local teacher based newspaper called Another View - me entry into both activist politics and a muckraking form of citizen journalism. By that time Wayne was already a famous journalist for the Village Voice.
www.villagevoice.com/news/weingartens-war-6410367May 13, 2003 - By Wayne Barrett. On Saturday, United Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten, whose power in state and city politics exceeds that ...www.villagevoice.com/news/bloomberg-and-the-teachers-union-6390196May 13, 2009 - ... 2009 at 4 a.m.. By Wayne Barrett. The mayor has given historic raises to the teachers represented by UFT President Randi Weingarten. 1 ...www.nydailynews.com/opinion/unholy-alliance-article-1.1838112Jun 22, 2014 - Barrett: I am a progressive, have been one since the 1960s, when I became a New ... BY Wayne Barrett .... Capping the real narrative of UFT choices, its longtime president Randi Weingarten became president of the American ...iceuftblog.blogspot.com/2007/03/can-randi-bite-board-of-ed-hand-that.htmlMar 5, 2007 - ... investigative journalist Wayne Barrett illustrates, Board of Ed officials finagled the rules back in the nineties so that Randi Weingarten could ...ednotesonline.blogspot.com/2014/06/neo-liberal-wayne-barrett-pseudo.htmlJun 23, 2014 - John Elfrank-Dana responding to Wayne Barrett anti-union diatribe ...... Randi Weingarten, president of the 1.5-million-member American ...www.huffingtonpost.com/mercedes.../an-open-exchange-with-aft_b_4210262.htmlNov 4, 2013 - An Open Exchange With AFT President Randi Weingarten .... Ironically, the third source you cite, Wayne Barrett, was the one Joel Klein used to ...https://books.google.com/books?isbn=0815721293Terry M. Moe - 2011 - Political ScienceSee, for example, Randi Weingarten, “D.C. Deal Has Few Lessons for N.Y: ... Wayne Barrett, “Bloomberg and the Teachers Union,” Village Voice, May 13, 2009.