MI union teacher contract has racial preferences provision

By Tom Gantert | Michigan Capitol Confidential

A Macomb County public school superintendent says the teachers union contract for her district has a provision that would cost the school all the concessions it negotiated if language believed to be against the law is removed.

Two years ago, before Deb Wahlstrom took over as superintendent of Mount Clemens Community Schools, she said she was aware of issues in the union contract.

Specifically, the union contract includes provisions that the board would not authorize any public school academies (charter public schools) and would implement an affirmative action program in the recruitment, hiring and retention of “multi-ethnic teachers.”

at Michigan Capitol Confidential.

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