Fighting for Freedom

AFT Michigan President David Hecker and DFT President Ivy Bailey attended the annual Detroit branch NAACP Fight for Freedom Dinner held on April 23 at Cobo Convention Center in downtown Detroit. 

The keynote speaker was U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts. 

Focus on resources in Detroit schools' new start: Detroit Free Press guest column by Ivy Bailey - April 21

If we are serious about improving public education for all children, we should invest in their schools and their educators. That’s why it is essential that we take a critical look at the resources we have available and how those resources are being allocated. 

 

WHAT'S NEW: Drop Everything And Teach workshops May 20 and 21

Drop Everything And Teach (D.E.A.T.) offers easy and fast ways to renew certification through their high-value workshops. Download the fliers below for more information. Register through their website at http://www.dropeverythingandteach.com.

 

Click the following Web links to register: 

Engagement Strategies That Work, May 20 

http://dft231.mi.aft.org/files/may_20__drop_everything_and_teach_engagement_strategies_that_work_0.pdf

Classroom Management Strategies that Work, May 21

http://dft231.mi.aft.org/files/deat_classroommgtstrategies.pdf

 

WHAT'S NEW: Legislative Update from AFT Michigan

You’ll find information on a number of high priority bills under consideration.

 

Knezek Offers Resolution Demanding Snyder Drop the Appeal and Return our 3 Percent

Sen. David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights) introduced on March 29 SR 37, a resolution demanding Gov. Rick Snyder return the money taken illegally from school employees’ paychecks from 2010-12, the subject of a seven-year court battle led by AFT Michigan and the Michigan Education Association.