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Is 6-1 on passage too generous? NY Daily News reports some concern about whether the new teachers’ contract in New York will be ratified. UFT head Randi Weingarten blaming Chancellor Joel Klein for “gloating” before it was ratified and in the process breaking a cardinal rule of negotiations. But wait a minute? Assuming that what Klein did constitutes gloating, then didn’t Weingarten’s own staff gloat, too, on the house organ Edwize? Yes, they did!

The contract still looks likely to pass and this gambit seems more like the laying of some groundwork just in case it doesn’t: Easier to blame Klein than admit that members rejected a pretty reasonable deal, all things considered…

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