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200 MPS teachers illegally reassigned
Write-in "Doug Mann" for School Board
by Doug Mann, 29 Oct 2004, Submitted to the Star-Tribune for publication 28 Oct 2004
Subj: Re: [Mpls] teachers bumping
Date: 7/3/2004 1:46:08 AM Central Daylight Time
From: Socialist2001@cs.com (Doug Mann)
In a message dated 7/2/2004 11:21:03 PM Central Daylight Time, Dan McGuire writes:
<< I just heard about another turn of events. This week, about 200 MPS elementary teachers with high seniority who also were licensed in other areas have been reassigned to the other license area jobs, regardless of whether or
not they have experience in those areas or an interest in working in those areas... >>
The teachers need to be at the next board meeting with picket signs, and demand that the board rescind the above-mentioned reassignments and the layoff notices to 600 teachers and 100 teachers aids, and instruct the administration to comply with provisions of the law and collective bargaining agreements relating to reassignments and layoffs.
Audrey Johnson and David Jennings have openly called for stripping the teachers of their seniority and tenure rights, and none of the other board members have dissented. And none of the board members have spoken out against Jenning's previous assaults against the rights of union members. And they are not acting out of concern 4 the kids. Schools that are run like banana republics / nonunion sweatshops are not going to do a good job of educating the students.
-Doug Mann, King Field
Mann for School Board