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AFT leaves New York City off its “on the rise” districts list

Yesterday Philissa wondered if the full-page ad the American Federation of Teachers ran in yesterday’s Washington Post on D.C.’s contract talks was online anywhere. The AFT helpfully sent it over to us.

It’s interesting to note that the AFT is not holding up New York City as a “school district on the rise,” at least as far as the union contract is concerned. Randi Weingarten frequently cites New Haven, California’s ABC Unified School District and Baltimore as models for around the country, but mentions her work in New York less often.

EduWonk has other observations about whether the ad will be effective in D.C. — he argues that Michelle Rhee is impervious enough to peer pressure that what’s happening elsewhere won’t affect her at all.

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