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DPS Laying Off Teachers During Start Of MEAP Testing

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/10/2011

Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville (AP Photo/Detroit News, Dale G. Young)

Senate Majority Leader Richardville Takes Aim At MEA

Michigan teachers would no longer have to join unions under legislation state Senate Republicans plan to introduce in the coming weeks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/09/2011

Lawsuit Challenges DPS Employee Pay Cut

A lawsuit filed in federal court aims to stop the Detroit Public Schools from imposing a 10 percent pay cut on employees.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/04/2011

Detroit Teachers Union To Fight District-wide Pay Cut

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/29/2011

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DPS Budget Cuts 853 Jobs, Reduces Class Size

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/23/2011

Jeb Bush

‘Michigan Matters’ Education Special

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.

CBS 62–06/17/2011

Detroit Public Schools (File Photo)

No Changes Expected For DPS Contracts Under New EFM

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/07/2011


DFT Responds To Robert Bobb’s Expanded Role

The DFT’s Executive Vice President says the union already has an agreement with Bobb and has nothing else to give.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/29/2011

Union Urges DPS Subs To Reduce Work

The president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers has instructed teachers to stop writing lesson plans, grading students and attending parent-teacher conferences.


DPS Smacked With Teacher’s Union Lawsuit

Just days before Detroit Public Schools opens it doors to students and the district is facing a lawsuit from its teacher’s union.