Our fight for Detroit kids
Public education is how we help prepare Detroit children for a brighter future. We must work together to ensure that every child can attend a safe, healthy and welcoming neighborhood public school, where students and educators are well supported and respected. It's time to do what's right for our students, their schools and their communities. Stand with us in our fight for Detroit children.
AFT President Randi Weingarten on July 18 delivered a forceful case for Hillary Clinton, while hailing the 100-year-old union as a vehicle empowering our more than 1.6 million workers at the bargaining table and the ballot box.
A group of about 35 teachers, parents and community activists gathered at the Fisher Building Monday afternoon to present Detroit Public Schools Transition Manager Judge Steven Rhodes with “The Public Schools All Detroit Children Deserve,” a platform document that outlines a community-driven vision for public education. You can read the community platform here in English, or Spanish.
The Michigan House of Representatives, ignoring fierce opposition from the Democratic minority, passed a dead-of-night financial aid package for Detroit Public Schools that had been twisted into a partisan screed against Detroit teachers and school employees.
Detroit teachers stand together and call on the community to join them in fighting for the future of Detroit kids.
Mitzi Davis has been a teacher in Detroit Public Schools for 17 years. Despite taking pay cut after pay cut, she is willing to use her own savings to ensure her students don’t slip through the cracks. Our students and educators deserve more.