- Ed Sec Arne Duncan visited three city schools. (GothamSchools, Times, Post, Wall Street Journal, NY1)
- Duncan said the state could up its Race to the Top chances by lifting the charter cap. (Albany Times Union)
- Gov. Paterson says he’s relying on “the power of persuasion” to get the charter cap lifted. (Daily News)
- The state teachers union is offering $200,000 to anyone who will run against Sen. Craig Johnson. (Post)
- Duncan’s visit shows that charter schools have won the choice wars, writes Errol Louis. (Daily News)
- The Post says Randi Weingarten’s input into Duncan’s school selection shows the union’s priorities.
- Post columnist Andrea Peyser says the union acted like children over the school visit dust-up.
- UFT President Michael Mulgrew says again that a retirement incentive would avert layoffs. (Daily News)
- The DOE mistakenly told UWS families they’d gotten into two hot schools. (Post, Wall Street Journal)
- An investigation found that many Head Start centers fraudulently enroll extra children. (Times)
Rise & Shine: State union seeking opponents for charter advocate
By Maura Walz