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Many Minneapolis Teachers and Educational Support Are Dissatisfied with Tentative Agreement

The Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) and the Educational Support Professional (ESP) chapter reached a tentative agreement that the rank and file has to frantically vote over this weekend.

Luigi Morris

March 27, 2022

The Minneapolis Teachers’ Strike Isn’t Over Until The Workers Decide It’s Over

The Minneapolis Public School District reached a tentative agreement with the teachers’ union and only a few hours later, called families and teachers to say the strike is over. But teachers have the right to read the proposed agreement, discuss and decide. The strike isn’t over until rank and file teachers say it is.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 25, 2022

Unions Around the Country Must Go All Out for Teachers in Minneapolis

With the teachers’ strike in Minneapolis in its third week, we need working class solidarity more than ever.

Mitch Reed

March 24, 2022

An Open Letter to Minneapolis Teachers From a Black Educator

A first year NYC educator shares their admiration for the fight put forward by the Minneapolis Public School teachers and their determination to win.

Carmin Maffea

March 24, 2022

Public Education Is Not for Sale: The Case of Minneapolis Schools

As the Minneapolis teachers’ strike enters its third week, an Educational Support Professional examines the corporate interests behind the school district’s reluctance to meet educators’ demands.

Macks Hopland

March 23, 2022

Minneapolis Has Money for Cops’ “PTSD,” But Not for School Counselors

The teachers’ strike in Minneapolis has entered its third week. The Democrat-controlled city can find creative ways to pay out worker compensation claims for cops with PTSD, but it claims to have no funds to provide mental health resources for students traumatized by racist police violence and the pandemic.

Mike Pappas

March 23, 2022

Minneapolis Students Speak Truth to Power in Solidarity With Striking Teachers

On Thursday, over 100 Minneapolis students walked the picket lines and organized a sit in as a show of solidarity with their teachers. They powerfully confronted the district's negotiating team and spoke truth to power.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 21, 2022

“They Are Fighting for Us”: Minneapolis Student in Solidarity With Striking Teachers

A sophomore at South High School gave the following speech Thursday morning at a student action in solidarity with the Minneapolis educator’s strike.

Jane Rohlfing

March 19, 2022

Reforms to Transformation: Visions from the Frontlines of Twin Cities Educator Struggles

Educators in Minneapolis are currently in their second week on strike. Here, two Twin Cities educators write about the state of public education and the fight for better schools.

Jessica Garraway

March 16, 2022