The head of the teachers’ union, Randi Weingarten, has had a pretty good working relationship with Michael Bloomberg, who has made education the cornerstone of his mayoral legacy.
But in a television interview airing Sunday, Weingarten, showed some daylight between her vision of school and Bloomberg’s.
First, she offered a pretty good analogy explaining her objection to City Hall’s strategy of evaluating teachers based on their students’performance.
According to a transcript of her interview with Jay DeDapper, Weingarten said:
And on the issue of cell phones in schools, Weingarten sided more with the City Council than with City Hall.