See an update at "Mulgrew morphs."
I don't get to open my copy of the NY Teacher until the weekend, though I might have known by the end of the the Delegate Assembly last Wednesday what it was going to feature.
"MISMANAGEMENT CENTRAL" - a bold heading over a very washed out picture of Tweed.
For those who believe the UFT's had no viable or even discernible strategy throughout the Weingarten stewardship except to run us into the ground, that front page speaks for itself.
MISMANAGEMENT, yes. But not Tweed's.
Klein's doing a great job — a masterful job, in fact — shredding public education in NYC, defying accountability, transparency, law and ethics.
He's also busted one of the largest unions in the country: ours, and you can't beat that record.
MISMANAGEMENT CENTRAL is Unity Caucus, which is taking us whitewater rafting down a very long and angry river without paddles, lifesavers, or strategic thinkers at the helm.
The "Mismanagement" campaign of our new UFT prez is the most recent case in point.
You can't call Joel Klein or Michael Bloomberg bad managers. Having got so much of what they wanted already, they're now setting their sights on the last bits, like tenure, teacher evaluation idiocies, and what's left of seniority rights.
But, UFT mismanagers have been allowing them to chop off bits of our lifeline with each successive contract, and obviously they continue to take us all for a ride.
And I agree with that headline on uft.org's link to the NY Teacher:
THERE IS NO EXCUSE.