In TNR Richard Whitmire and I look at the Washington D.C. contract situation and the larger challenge facing AFT leader Randi Weingarten. Update: The feedback on this article has been fascinating. Weingarten critics are again furious that she be given any quarter, it should be a bear-baiting! Weingarten fans are furious that Richard and I would even consider D.C. an important test case because of the villainous Rhee! And some people, especially non-edu types think that this is what it appears: A really interesting and important situation to watch.