Occupy Wall Street spills into classrooms


While on Wall Street many protesters decry economic inequality, and in Washington, D.C. debates continue over federal education policy, teachers across the country are occupying their classrooms, the Huffington Post reports. In the eyes of the president of the second-largest teachers’ union, the two issues of inequality and education are closely related. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, has been a frequent visitor to New York’s OWS protests. The AFT recently revised its “working document” — a sort of mission statement — to include language referring to the richest 1 percent…

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