Ira Stoll on Randi Weingarten's Taxes


One of America's most powerful labor leaders, teachers union president Randi Weingarten, has quietly moved out of New York City, a decision that saved her from paying more than $30,000 in city income taxes that she would have owed if she had stayed. Even if one takes Ms. Weingarten at her word that her move had nothing to do with taxes, writes Ira Stoll, there's a certain irony to the fact that she absented herself from the city during two peak earning years. It's Ms. Weingarten, after all, who, more than probably just about anyone else, is responsible for the tremendous increase in spending on New York City schools over the past decade.