March for Education Justice

Right now, 12 different entities control public schools in Detroit and none of the 12 is controlled by Detroiters! Parents have decided to march because these are OUR KIDS, OUR SCHOOLS, and should be OUR VOICE. 

Join us at our kickoff as we begin to march from Detroit to Lansing via Grand River Nov. 30 to Dec. 8. Kickoff is Monday, Nov. 30, at 8:30 a.m. at Campus Martius Park.


Happy Thanksgiving!

The DFT offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. We wish our members a restful and Happy Thanksgiving! 

We Need 300 Teachers to Sign Up for First Book

Thanks to everyone who came to the truck of books event on Oct. 24 to pick up free books for your students. We're grateful to the Coalition of Detroit Public School Unions and all the other community partners who helped make the event such a success!

We hope that signing up for this event will be the start of a valuable ongoing relationship with First Book. Did you know that the First Book Marketplace has more than 6,000 affordable brand new books and educational resources, including bilingual books and schools supplies, available year-round at up to 90 percent off retail price

Please sign up now!


The DFT is asking for prayers for the Robeson/Malcolm X Academy community and the family of Instructional Specialist Marcus Davis, who was killed over the weekend. A candlelight vigil will be held tonight at the school, 2585 Grove Street, at 6:30 p.m.

Strong Push for Letters

We're making a strong push to deliver letters to save Detroit Public Schools. Drop them off at DFT office, 7700 Second Ave., 4th Floor. If you need us to pick them up, call 313-689-9015. See everything you need to know further down on this we page.

NO to Marzano

DFT members from at least 10 schools are opposing the lastest DPS waste of taxpayer money -- the for-profit professional development company Marzano. Marzano is collecting millions of dollars to deliver the latest learning program without teacher buy-in or proper training.

"This is a member-driven action to oppose the districts continual waste of money on for-profit, fly-by-night programs," said Ivy Bailey, DFT interim president. "This is another drive-by training. The district came up with an intiiative and they didn't properly roll it out."

Members from Emerson, Clippert, Cooke, Maybury, Spain, Schulze (above), Bennett and MacKenzie schools posted their photos online.