Keith Johnson re-elected as Detroit Federation of Teachers president.
The president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers is asking the Detroit City Council for help in convincing the school district’s state-appointed emergency manager to negotiate with the union on a new contract.
Detroit Federation of Teachers President Keith Johnson is threatening to file a lawsuit against the school district if any teacher loses their job based on end of the school year teacher evaluations.
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.
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 district says the number of teachers called back will depend on next year’s enrollment.
Keith Johnson will have to wait until the recount on votes is complete Wednesday, January 19 to find out if he continues as the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) president.