Thursday, March 15, 2007

Unity Caucus Red-Baiting Ironic

The Unity Caucus red-baiting of opposition candidate for president of the UFT, Kit Wainer, is sadly ironic. They criticise Kit for being a socialist. They are counting on the membership to forget, or not know, that UFT founder and AFT President Albert Shanker and longtime UFT/AFT President, Sandra Feldman were socialists themselves. Oh yes, there's one more AFT member who was an avowed socialist:

Albert Einstein, socialist and founding member, AFT Chapter, Princeton, New Jersey.

Oh yes (not an AFT Member but another socialist) don't forget...

1 comment:

NYC Educator said...

And don't forget Barbara Ehrenreich. I'd vote for her in a New York minute. Others:

H. G. Wells

Mohandas K. Gandhi

Lev Tolstoy

Eugene V. Debs

Helen Keller

Jack London

Charles Chaplin

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Chico Mendes

Bertrand Russell

Lincoln Steffins

Ramsay MacDonald

Jose Marti

Nelson Mandela

Sun Yat-Sen

Margaret Sanger