MFT Tentative Deal

Leaders of the Minneapolis teachers union and school district are finally prepared to vote on a tentative agreement for a new teachers contract. Negotiations have dragged on for a year and a half.

The teachers and the school board are expected to vote on the proposed contract in January. The deal would cover the previous and current school years, and would expire this summer.



"Education should be about the students. Their needs should come before the demands of special interests and big bureaucracies. Students First will work on behalf of the children, not the adults."

-- Michelle Rhee

Former D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee has launched a nonpartisan group that she says will advocate for reform of the sort that was applauded in the documentary Waiting for Superman. With an appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and a column in Newsweek magazine, Rhee announced the creation of Students First, a 501(c)4 group that will value students above all else. Rhee estimates her revolution will require a billion dollars.

Learn more: www.studentsfirst.org