Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said Nov. 17 that given the economic crisis, her union would be willing to discuss new approaches to issues such as teacher tenure and merit pay, reports the New York Times. "Faced with declining tax revenues, state and local governments are cutting" education budgets nationwide, Weingarten said in a speech to education policy makers in Washington, D.C.
"In the spirit of
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