All posts by: David Dobbie

Supporting our students in the classroom and community

Updated to include more resources. Since the presidential election, there has been an uptick in bullying nationwide. Many teachers and staff  have reported feelings of fear, tension and actions that appear to amplify a message of hate and intolerance in...
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AFT Michigan Statement on Governor’s Proposed Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from AFT Michigan February 8, 2017 AFT Michigan Statement on Governor’s Proposed Budget Union speaks out for prioritizing Pre-K through college public education  LANSING — Today, Gov. Rick Snyder unveiled his proposed budget for the coming fiscal...
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Harden brings the voices of teachers at charter schools to DC for DeVos hearings

Michigan Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff – Michigan ACTS Vice President & CCA ACTS Chair Tashaune Harden spoke in DC today about why Betsy DeVos should not be confirmed as Education Secretary....
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Legislature Adjourns for the Year; Attacks Averted

Thursday night, the Michigan Legislature adjourned for the year, without passing any of the legislation that would have deeply harmed our students, our schools, our members, and our union. Attacks on public employee pensions, school funding, collective bargaining, worker voice,...
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MIARA November Newsletter

The November newsletter of the Michigan Alliance of Retired Americans is out:...
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COALITION FOR SECURE RETIREMENT-MICHIGAN NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

Retirees! Join fellow pro-pension advocates for Nov. 29 Pension Action Day Tuesday, Nov. 29 is CSR-MI Pension Action Day in Lansing and it’s the chance to tell your legislators that pensions are the bedrock of a secure retirement for public...
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From Randi Weingarten: Calling President-elect Trump To Action

This morning I held a press conference releasing a letter signed by AFT, the Southern Poverty Law Center and over 120 individuals and groups calling on President-elect Donald Trump to demonstrate leadership and denounce the many acts of hatred being...
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Parents and educators “walk in” to support public schools on October 6

On October 6th, schools across the Metro Detroit area held a “WALK-IN” to support quality public education as part of a national day of action coordinated by the Alliance to Reclaim our Schools (AROS).  Each “WALK-IN” brought together parents, educators,...
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Charter School Management Company Agrees to Pay More Than $100k to Wrongfully Terminated Teachers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2016 Contact: Nate Walker, K12 Organizer and Policy Analyst, 313/ 539 7106, nwalker@aftmichigan.org Asil Yassine, former Universal Academy Teachers, 972/965 9303 Phil Leslie, former Universal Academy Teacher, 517/316 6852   Charter School Management Company Agrees to Pay More...
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