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AFT Facts runs full-page ad in New York Times condemning American Federation of Teachers

On December 10, 2013, the Center for Union Facts, under the guise of its front group website AFT Facts, ran a full-page in the New York Times in which the organization condemned the American Federation of Teachers and its president, Randi Weingarten. The ad asserted that as American students slip in comparison to other countries, the Weingarten protected bad teachers while failing to reward better teachers, saying:

”We have fallen behind Latvia, Estonia, and Vietnam in science and math. The teachers union continues to protect incompetent teachers and refuses to reward outstanding teachers with merit-based pay. Randi Weingarten, head of the American Federation of Teachers, fights against reforms that would help fix our failing schools.”[1]
  1. Center for Union Facts and Enterprise Freedom Action Committee, Full-Page Ad in The New York Times: AFT Refuses to Reward Excellent Teachers, Protects Incompetence Instead, LaborPains, December 10, 2013.