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 […]

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 […]

Michigan fails to ‘win’ Race to the Top monies once again: Thank God!

Demonizing teachers in the name of children The headline blasted on the face of The Detroit News belched out today that Michigan has lost its second bid for Race to the Top monies.  The paper, which is favorable to the privatization policies promoted by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in his ill conceived plan to […]

By Any Means Necessary and Detroit

By Any Means Necessary “By Any Means Necessary’ or BAMN, www.bamn.com is by far the most progressive voice in the fight for public education, students, parents, teachers, student integration, desegregation, an end to racist school policies, and murderous privatization plans by the ruling class. I have written long and hard on BAMN and their efforts, […]

A harrowing week of educational news: Detroit and Philly

You can’t make this stuff up!   For all readers: A bit of news from the decks of the Titanic.  The activities follow the criminal threat and assault pattern emerging in the zero-tolerance atmosphere of American culture.  One involves Detroit teachers; the other involves students. I have attempted to view the serial crimes of the […]