Teachers: Please report all problems with snow removal, salting, heating, and any other building maintenance issues to the DFT immediately by calling DFT President Steve Conn at 313-645-9340.
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News in this issue of the Detroit Teacher:
- Steve Conn Wins DFT Presidency
- Be Ever Wonderful
- DFT Goes to Lansing
- Sampson Webber Goes Green
- Students Study Cases of Police Brutality
And much more.....[Download here].
About 800 members attended the DFT mass meeting on Sunday, Jan. 25 at the Adoba Hotel in Dearborn. Thanks to all who came and brought with you all of your optimism and determination to begin a new era of democracy, organizing and action.
I was honored to deliver an address on the state of our union, which you may read here.
New DFT President Steve Conn, executive vice president Ivy Bailey, and the executive board members were sworn in yesterday by AFT Michigan President David Hecker.
"I want to salute the marvelous due militancy of Detroit teachers," Conn said. "It's time to take a stand for justice.
"I want to say to the governor, the politicians, and the corporate interests who they work for, we are fed up with the state-sponsored destruction of the Detroit schools."
Conn said he wants to re-incorporate the EAA schools into DPS, end the "obscene standardized testing regimen," and get a union rep in every building, among other goals.
He recalled the speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963 as a situation similar to what Detroit teachers face today and "the fierce urgency of now."
The DFT Retiree Chapter meetings will move as of Jan. 13. The retirees will no longer meet at Triumph Church on East Grand Boulevard.
We will now meet at the Michigan First Credit Union, 27000 Evergreen Rd., Lathrup Village, 48076. Also, instead of meeting on the third Tuesday of each month, we will meet on the SECOND Tuesday of the month.