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The Second Coming Of... Sandy Feldman?

It's one thing to hear about NYC union leader Randi Weingarten -- most recently she blew up at Michelle Rhee at last week's NSVF conference -- but another thing to see her in action. And, clearly, Weingarten's media folks are making a point of "introducing" her in somewhat friendly situations.  Here she is balancing a little bit of tough talk plus lots of fairly standard support for teachers and the status quo during a half-hour Charlie Rose interview from earlier this month: 

Click here if the video doesn't load:  A conversation with Randi Weingarten

She's obviously a smart, articulate advocate.  However, she's mostly on the defensive here -- not the second coming of Al Shanker as she's been portrayed at times.


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