[caption id="attachment_124108" align="alignleft" width="150"] The fact that the changes are being made nationwide without anything close to adequate preparation is a failure of leadership, Weingarten says.[/caption]

[Editor’s note: This is an edited version of remarks made by Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, at the Association for a Better New York on April 30.]

Our obligation as a nation, and my obligation as an educator, is to help children achieve their potential, participate in our democracy, and propel our economy forward. In today’s world, that means our students must...

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