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.
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