Wednesday, June 18, 2014

AFT President Randi Weingarten speaking in DC TODAY

If you're in DC tomorrow, you can hear Randi's views in person and anyone can tune in to hear them online at 2pm):

Unions in public education: Problem or solution? 
A conversation with AFT President Randi Weingarten

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 | 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.


Since becoming president of the American Federation of Teachers – the nation's second-largest teachers union, with more than 1 million members – Randi Weingarten has been outspoken on a host of K–12 education issues. Over the past year, Weingarten, who in the past publicly supported the Common Core, has declared the rollout worse than Obamacare. She has also decried teacher evaluation efforts that use student value-added measures (VAM), announcing, "VAM is a sham."

So what is the proper role of unions in public education? Join us for a keynote by and conversation with Weingarten as she discusses issues ranging from the Common Core to teacher evaluation to school reform pushback.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014 | 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

AEI, Twelfth Floor 
1150 Seventeenth Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20036 


Opening Remarks:
Frederick M. Hess, AEI

Keynote Address:
Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers


RSVP to attend this event.

To watch live online, click here on June 18 at 2:00 PM ET. Registration is not required.


For more information, please contact Daniel Lautzenheiser at, 202.862.5843.

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