Detroit Federation of Teachers
Dozens of Detroit Public Schools teachers are being laid off — and it’s happening during the important start of the crucial MEAP testing period. DFT President Keith Johnson says the layoffs could not come at a worse time.
Michigan teachers would no longer have to join unions under legislation state Senate Republicans plan to introduce in the coming weeks.
A lawsuit filed in federal court aims to stop the Detroit Public Schools from imposing a 10 percent pay cut on employees.
The head the teachers union vows to fight, after the Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager imposed a 10-percent pay cut on all district employees.
Faced with a $327 million budget deficit, the Detroit Public Schools has proposed a budget plan that cuts 853 district jobs and 231 million in expenses, while reducing class size.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush comes to Michigan to talk to lawmakers about education reform and Michigan Matters host Carol Cain gets an exclusive interview.
Detroit Public Schools continue operating under a state appointed emergency manager who unlike his predecessor, Robert Bobb, has the authority to scuttle labor contracts if he sees a need to do so.
The DFT’s Executive Vice President says the union already has an agreement with Bobb and has nothing else to give.
The president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers has instructed teachers to stop writing lesson plans, grading students and attending parent-teacher conferences.
Just days before Detroit Public Schools opens it doors to students and the district is facing a lawsuit from its teacher’s union.