Let me be among the first to say, however, that this took a lot of guts:
Some of you might think this is a publicity stunt, but I don't. Anyone who puts themselves on the wrong side of the law because she is standing up for a principle deserves respect. Going to jail is not fun, and given the capricious nature of our current judicial system, the penalties for Weingarten could be harsh.
You and I may disagree about the Newark contract, Randi, but my hat is off to you. You are a real champion for teachers and for the labor movement.
ADDING: What is happening to the Philadelphia teachers is beyond disgusting. Any country that treats its educators this way ought to hang its head in shame. More in a bit...