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Randi Weingarten’s Latest Bogus Claim Gaslights All of Us

Education Pre K-12

The evidence shouldn't be a surprise. They are the teachers' union, not the kids' union

After assuring parents that she worked tirelessly to reopen schools even as many of her own local union affiliates fought against school reopening, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten has graduated from mere gaslighting to telling big little lies. 

Responding to an important new book calling for public sector union reform in the United States, Weingarten claims that these reforms would hurt kids because, "Research shows that teachers unions are positively associated with student achievement."

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Michael T. Hartney is a faculty member in the department of political science at Boston College and an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Corey DeAngelis is a senior fellow at the American Federation for Children.

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