Yesterday, teachers rallied outside the Madison Metropolitan School District administration building downtown. The event was organized by Madison Teachers Inc, the union that represents MMSD teachers — and it came after the omission of scheduled salary increases from teachers’ annual contracts. In an emailed statement to WORT, district spokesperson Tim LeMonds wrote that the administration […]
The Madison school board voted four to three last night to approve changes to the district’s employee handbook. The changes mean a switch to how the district reviews its teachers for personnel decisions. Notably, the changes remove seniority as the sole factor determining which teachers get laid off first. Under the new policies, seniority would […]
Over 500 combined Madison Metropolitan School District staff and Madison community members signed an open letter urging the district School Board and superintendent Dr. Carlton Jenkins to reconsider their plan for returning to in-person classes starting next week. The letter, sent this past Monday, cites staff and community members’ worries that “the lack of inoculations […]
Last night, six of the seven members of the Madison Metropolitan School Board voted to delay changes to new layoff procedures for educators — insisting district administrators and the teachers’ union work out a compromise. Board Vice President Ali Muldrow abstained from the vote. The local teachers union — Madison Teachers Incorporated or M-T-I — […]
Members of Madison Teachers Inc. and the union face huge challenges as the beginning of the school year approaches. First there is the question of when and how to open schools safely. Second, there is the issue of properly funding the schools, including the new costs associated with protecting students and teachers from the virus. […]
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! How do we support, protect and defend public education? Today sub host Bert Zipperer talks with Doug Keillor, executive Director of the Madison Teachers Inc (MTI) to discuss the state of public education, teacher unions, the 50 year history of MTI.