Minnesota Parents Persist Against Teacher Union Officials
Minnesota parents have not given up their battle to ensure their children get the best education possible. They have aimed their efforts against teacher union power enshrined in monopoly bargaining contracts. Christopher Magan has the story in Twincities.com.
Attorneys for parents who are challenging Minnesota’s teachers union protections have asked the state Court of Appeals to overturn a judge’s October decision to throw out their case.
St. Paul mother Roxanne Draughn and three other parents filed a lawsuit last April alleging that teacher tenure and other union rules protect bad teachers and exacerbate the state’s academic achievement gap between poor and minority students and their peers.