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Randi Weingarten: Corruption and Mismanagement in Puerto Rico

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“For two years, Gov. Rossello and  J. Keleher (a charter school advocate) ignored repeated requests from the AFT to use federal recovery money to fund and restore public education, and instead, closed more than 430 schools, one-third of the island’s public schools, They diverted much-needed funding from public schools to start charter schools.  “Both knew full well that Congress stipulated in the recovery funding legislation that the money had to be spent in 24 months. Tragically—with the governor mired in a corruption scandal and Keleher being forced to resign after her arrest by the FBI for engaging in a kickback scheme— this federal recovery money will be largely unspent or spent unwisely. '

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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