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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Are We Surprised?

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 05:34:09 PM EST
    Tags: Unions, Michelle Fecteau, Board of Ed, Interference, Pressure, Not Her Job, MEA, EAG, National Federation Of Teachers (all tags)

    Elections DO have consequences.

    Take for example one of the new Michigan Board of Education members, elected in 2012 for an 8 year term.  Michelle Fecteau, is (according to the state's site) currently the Executive Director of the Wayne State University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors.  The site also notes her position is "jointly affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers," making her recent actions straight up incestuous. As reported by EAG:

    "But that's not stopping one board member, Michelle Fecteau of Detroit, from using her position to try to intervene on behalf of a local labor union that's negotiating a contract with a privately-operated charter school.

    This is an unusual situation in more ways than one. First of all, Cesar Chavez Academy in Detroit is one of a very few charter schools in Michigan with union teachers. The staff was converted last year through an ongoing campaign by the American Federation of Teachers.

    But the Chavez union and the charter operator have yet to come to a contract agreement. That's not surprising, because many of the items that teachers unions bargain for tend to have a paralyzing effect on schools, allowing them less flexibility to make academic inroads. It's hard for a charter school to maintain the positive characteristics of a charter school with union rules and pay scales in place."

    Emphasis mine.

    What a shame that the MIGOP wouldn't spend more than $265 cash and $16.95 worth of food in 2012. Charter Schools work better in many cases because the rules don't hamstring innovation and proper resource allocation.  Fecteau's efforts are designed to make them fail, and drive students back to an imploding public school system.

    Only 6+ more years to go with this piece of work.

    < Timing Is Everything | Peters Repeated The Lie >

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    I wonder if an owner of a private charter school (none / 0) (#1)
    by Bruce on Tue Jan 07, 2014 at 02:43:09 PM EST
    system were elected to the Board of Ed. and tried to influence negotiations that could make it more beneficial for owners of charter schools.  Would there be an ethical issue there?  Maybe a conflict of interest issue?

    Why none for this woman?

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