Thursday, April 16, 2009

The best part is the title

This article in today's Washington Post seems promising. For starters, Rhee, Parker, and Weingarten were able to agree on a mediator. So at least they're capable of not being petulant.

The best part is the fact that the article is titled, "Howard Law Dean to Mediate Schools Beef." Specifically, "beef." When I think of "beef" I think of immature, irrational, and pointless hostility. All of which seem appropriate in this contract negotiation. Excellent word choice, WaPo.

I mostly can't wait for this contract dispute to be over so that 1) I can get paid more, and 2) Randi Weingarten will go away.

In other news, did anyone else see this? It's kind of interesting to see Michelle Rhee -- the tough-as-nails wicked witch of DC -- being so warm and engaging with students.


Toby said...

I love Turque and I know Rhee doesn't. I too found the choice of words funny. What about WTU Escapes Mortification on the DC Wire blog? But bottom line, we work so hard and are so absorbed with the world that is DCPS, our students and now it's DC CAS. A raise would hit the spot. Wonder if we'll ever get one, though this news looks like a step in the right direction.

Anonymous said...

So yeah, has anyone heard anything about talks, especially as we have a mediator? Any news?