August 7, 2012
LOWER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Incivility Looks the AFT in the Eye Again: Leo Casey Department. “As I said last year, there is nothing wrong with thoughtfully calling things as they are and engaging in strong advocacy. But once again, Casey (along with Weingarten) has shown that he is more interested in demanding civility from others that he doesn’t practice himself, than in advancing systemic reform that can help children and high-quality teachers alike. This doesn’t reflect well on the AFT itself.” No, but it’s typical of all sorts of folks in dying blue-model enterprises these days.