Rachel Maddow show covers Detroit Schools and Direct Action

With the fight to keep public schools public, Detroit Federation of Teachers along with By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) have engaged in direct action.  The little coverage in the corporate press has been limited to Michigan but with the controversy over the Cahterine Ferguson Academy fight and occupations and arrests the controversy has now been […]

Steve Conn, suspended Detroit teacher activist, seeks our support: let’s give it

  Picture of Steve Conn in the middle from a Baltimore AFT teacher: Hi all from Alan Rebar. Let’s stand up for Steve Conn and the Defend Public Education/Save Our Students (DPESOS) caucus of the Detroit Federation of Teachers. Steve Conn and three of his colleagues have been suspended from the Detroit Federation of Teachers. […]

Detroit: Keith Johnson current 'manager' of the Detroit Federation of Teachers and Robert Bobb, Eli Broad 'shill' threaten to expel opposition

Oppositional candidate for DFT president, Steve Conn pictured in the middle Defend Public Education / Save Our Students will meet Saturday 4:30 pm at 19484 James Couzens 1. Hear first-hand reports about the Lansing protests, and perspectives and plans  to continue the fight, including the March 4 National Day of Action in Defense of Public Education, and […]

Free and fair elections for Detroit Federation of Teachers presidential seat to be held again

Picture of current ‘president’ of DFT, Keith Johnson The Detroit Federation of Teachers membership meeting voted 84 - 49 to hold a new DFT Officers election, at its meeting last night.  This is huge victory for the defense of public education in Detroit!  Please attend our meeting Saturday February 12th at 4:30 at 19484 James Couzens to plan our immediate next steps […]

Nominal DFT President Keith Johnson tries to cheat his way back into office,

For Immediate Release:                      Johnson collaborates with DPS EFM Rob Bobb in dismantling public education in Detroit Contact: Steve Conn. 313-645-9340 Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) nominal president Keith Johnson has brought internal union charges against union activists Steve Conn, Heather Miller and Tracy Arneau in a desperate attempt to bureaucratically eliminate opposition to his illegal […]

For Immediate Release: Detroit Federation of Teachers Presidential Challenger Steve Conn Declares Victory, Demands New Election to Replace Fraudulent Vote Count

   “This isn’t Florida, and the DFT is Not a George Bush Union,” Declared the Real Winner, Steve Conn CONTACT:        Steve Conn                              (313) 645-9340 In a hotly contested runoff election for President of the Detroit Federation of Teachers, challenger Steve Conn of Defend Public Education/Save Our Students, (DPE) declared victory after the Election […]

Detroit Federation of Teachers: They steal elections don't they?

Irregularities in the Detroit Federation of Teachers presidential election have come to the surface.  As Keith Johnson, Eli Broad and Robert Bobb ally, claims victory.  The following is from the Steve Conn for DFT presidential campaign. Urgent notice to all DFT Members: The investigation of irregularities in the recent DFT election has begun.  It appears that many DFT […]

ELECTION FOR DETROIT FEDERATION OF TEACHERS PRESIDENT RACE TOO CLOSE TO CALL

 Picture of a Detroit School                The Election Committee of the Detroit Federation of Teachers announced today that on Wednesday, January 20, 2011, it will recount the votes in the runoff election for executive offices.                 The initial count showed Keith Johnson winning for President by 41 votes of out of over 4000 cast.  But […]

Good news for Detroit teachers, parents and students!!! Robert Bobb's actions found illegal

Picture of Robert Bobb COURT DECLARES EMERGENCY FINANCIAL MANAGER’S TAKEOVER  OF DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS ILLEGAL BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) and Detroit School Board Score Major Legal Victory  Against Market-Based Corporate Education Models Ruling comes on the eve of crucial election in Detroit Federation of Teachers  The Wayne County Circuit Court held today that Emergency Financial […]

Detroit Federation of Teachers: Run-off for president

Detroit teachers union election fails to name president Micki Steele / The Detroit News Officials of the Detroit Federation of Teachers had hoped to announce election results today, but no single candidate for any of the six offices received a majority of the vote. Runoff elections are planned in early January, said Cass Technical High […]