At TNTP Tim Daly and Dan Weisberg take a look at Randi Weingarten’s complicated positions and positioning on Common Core and related issues. Hard questions asked. Flashback stage setter for this here.
Mike Antonucci has the goods on some of the backstory about Common Core politics in New York, namely a leadership challenge at the state teachers union, which obviously forces a hardening of positions in an effort to appeal to the membership. In addition to the teacher evaluation issue (see below) that’s also context largely missing from most of the discussion about what’s going on there.