Spin Cycle

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UFT-backed candidates take reins at NYSUT: What's next?

The ouster of Richard Iannuzzi, the New York State United Teachers president who came out of Central Islip, marks a political win for NYC's United Federation of Teachers, which backed the winner Karen Magee.

Details from Newsday's Emily Ngo are here.

Worth watching how the external politics might change, if at all, with regard to the union, Common Core, teacher evaluations, and the upcoming governor's race:

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Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player?

Hollywood actor and director Danny Glover urging New York City to keep horse carriages. Actress Edie Falco making a TV ad to abolish horse carriages. Ex-Sony exec Mitch Singer, last week: “Why do so many believe that this is Sony’s war to fight?"

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