Topic: Alliance-AFT

Dallas teacher honored as “Champion of Justice”

Hotline readers may recall an incident in January in which a Dallas ISD teacher was yanked from his classroom and put on leave after sending a critical e-mail to one of the district's school board members. A news conference and letter campaign from our local affiliate, Alliance-AFT, helped get Drake reinstated. Now the American Federation of Teachers has the story...

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Local AFT Union Blasts Bullying and Intimidation in Dallas ISD; Teacher Who Spoke Out Against District Policy Gains Reinstatement

Last week Dallas teacher Joseph Drake was removed from his fourth-grade classroom in the middle of the school day and placed on administrative leave, apparently for having the audacity to complain in an e-mail directed to a board member about high-handed district policy changes extending teachers’ workday without extra pay. This morning, the Alliance-AFT, Texas AFT’s 10,000-member affiliate in the...

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High-Handed Dallas ISD Board Needs to Learn a Lesson: Stop Bullying Parents, Educators, Community

Last week the Dallas ISD school board rammed through controversial new policies that would close 11 neighborhood schools and extend teachers’ workday without extra pay next year. The policy content was bad enough.  But the process was even uglier.  And Dallas educators and community members are not going to stand for it. Last week, a parent who raised her voice...

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 Laid-off Dallas Teacher Joins President to Highlight Need for Passage of American Jobs Act to Retain Teachers, Rebuild Schools  

Kimberly Russell, a Dallas ISD social studies teacher and single mother who was laid off in May, was slated to introduce President Barack Obama at a Dallas-area event Tuesday afternoon promoting passage of the American Jobs Act. The President’s itinerary included a tour of the Children’s Laboratory School at Eastfield Community College in Mesquite and a meeting with students and...

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