Keith Johnson

Steve Conn Removed From Office And Kicked Out Of Detroit Federation Of TeachersSteve Conn was removed from the presidency Wednesday and kicked out of the Detroit Federation of Teachers.
President Of Detroit Teachers Union To Step Down"It's time to step aside and let the next phase of leadership come in," Keith Johnson said.
Union Re-Elects Johnson As DFT PresidentKeith Johnson re-elected as Detroit Federation of Teachers president.
Detroit Teachers Union Calls On City Council For HelpThe 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.
Union Leader Threatens Lawsuit Over Teacher Re-Hiring EvaluationsDetroit 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.
DPS Laying Off Teachers During Start Of MEAP TestingDozens 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.
Senate Majority Leader Richardville Takes Aim At MEAMichigan teachers would no longer have to join unions under legislation state Senate Republicans plan to introduce in the coming weeks.
DPS Budget Cuts 853 Jobs, Reduces Class SizeFaced 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.
'Michigan Matters' Education SpecialFormer Florida Governor Jeb Bush comes to Michigan to talk to lawmakers about education reform and Michigan Matters host Carol Cain gets an exclusive interview.
No Changes Expected For DPS Contracts Under New EFMDetroit 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.
Student Enrollment Will Be Factor In Number Of Teacher Call-Backs From Layoff NoticeThe district says the number of teachers called back will depend on next year's enrollment.
A Re-Count Scheduled For DFT President 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.