Teachers Union Requires White Teachers Be Fired Before ‘Educators Of Color’ ‘To Remedy … Past Discrimination’ | Eastern North Carolina Now | A Minneapolis teachers union is stipulating that white teachers be laid off or reassigned before “educators of color,” allegedly “to remedy the continuing effects of past discrimination by the District.”

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Amanda Prestigiacomo.

    A Minneapolis teachers union is stipulating that white teachers be laid off or reassigned before "educators of color," allegedly "to remedy the continuing effects of past discrimination by the District."

    Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) have seen a massive drop-off in student enrollment, leading to layoffs of teachers with little seniority - something that is typical within the teaching profession. But the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) is opting for racial standards before seniority to guarantee "educators of color protections," Alpha News reported Sunday.

    "Starting with the Spring 2023 Budget Tie-Out Cycle, if excessing a teacher who is a member of a population underrepresented among licensed teachers in the site, the District shall excess the next least senior teacher, who is not a member of an underrepresented population," the agreement says. "Excessing" refers to the reduction of staff.

    Teachers of color "may be exempted from district-wide layoff[s] outside seniority order," the agreement says, adding that the reinstatement of teachers from "underrepresented populations" will be prioritized over white teachers, according to Alpha News.

    The racial stipulation was added, in part, in the name of social justice; or "to remedy the continuing effects of past discrimination by the District."

    "Past discrimination by the District disproportionately impacted the hiring of underrepresented teachers in the District, as compared to the relevant labor market and the community, and resulted in a lack of diversity of teachers," the agreement reads.

    Speaking to the Star Tribune in June, Edward Barlow, a black teacher from MPS, praised the pending stipulation as a rule that could be used as a national model.

    "It can be a national model, and schools in other states are looking to emulate what we did," said Barlow, a band teacher at Anwatin Middle School and a member of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers executive board, according to the Tribune. "Even though it doesn't do everything that we wanted it to do, it's still a huge move forward for the retention of teachers of color."

    "There's so much more than seniority at stake here," he continued. "This is a bigger conversation about working conditions, compensation, and microagressions in the workplace. Those are the pieces that this district also needs to reflect on and make some motions to improve."

    Researcher Katie Pekel, principal in residence at the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development, boosted the racial standard, too.

    "This is a small piece of a larger puzzle," she said of the contract language. "We would argue that the recruitment and retention of teachers of color is actually predicated on, 'Do you have a culturally responsive leader and an environment that is humanizing and affirming to those educators?'"
Go Back


Leave a Guest Comment

Your Name or Alias
Your Email Address ( your email address will not be published)
Enter Your Comment ( no code or urls allowed, text only please )




Liz Cheney Raised Nearly $1 Million From Texas, Including Donations From George Bush And Karl Rove Daily Wire, Guest Editorial, Editorials, Op-Ed & Politics Matt Walsh Wants A National Movement Against ‘Utter Madness’ Of Trans Ideology


HbAD0

Latest Op-Ed & Politics

"...everything that defines us is now an enemy for those who would like us to no longer have an identity and to simply be perfect consumer slaves."
During a camping retreat this week to recharge for more rioting before, during, and after the midterm elections, a group of progressives sat around a campfire and enjoyed swapping scary stories about climate change.
Mortgage rates are approaching 7% as the housing market continues to experience turmoil.
According to a Reuters report, tweets soliciting child sex abuse material have appeared alongside or on profile pages of at least 30 major advertisers’ Twitter accounts. Some of those companies are now pulling their ad services off the social media platform.
‘Gravest technological threat’ to liberty
A local couple is in shock today after a startling visit from Rightful Georgia Governor® Stacey Abrams. According to sources, the couple was listening to the heartbeat of their child on a sonogram for the very first time when Abrams burst through the wall like the Kool-Aid man
Have you ever seen former New England Patriots star Julian Edelman’s unbelievable catch as part of the team’s 25-point comeback in Super Bowl 51? It undoubtedly took “great skill” and “good luck” — thanks, in large part, to his years of practice and determination.

HbAD1

Earlier this year, I wrote how former congressman and Trump administration chief of staff Mark Meadows may have committed voter registration fraud in North Carolina.
“The Chosen” creator Dallas Jenkins recently spoke to The Daily Wire about the uses of social media and if he thinks Jesus would’ve used it, had it been available in first century Galilee, to spread his message.
Matt Walsh is once again stirring up controversy after he shared pictures of Nazi death camps on his Twitter account with the words "We must never let this kind of evil happen ever again."
More than 2.5 million businesses and homes in Florida were left without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian on Thursday morning as utility companies work to repair the state’s electrical grid.
Cheri Beasley’s soft on crime agenda and support for the defund the police movement has not gone unnoticed.
The U.S. Navy recently tested technology and completed training exercises near the portion of the Nord Stream pipeline system that saw damage on Monday.
A recently published years-long investigation by the Dallas Morning News has revealed that many colleges and universities throughout the country used or have been using AI to monitor students’ social media and email accounts.
During a White House press conference focused on clarifying every statement Biden has ever made, Press Secretary Jean-Pierre clarified that the official White House policy was the opposite of whatever President Biden says in interviews.

HbAD2

 
Back to Top