Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) Teachers and Education Support Professionals in the Minneapolis Public Schools are on strike for safe and stable schools. This is the first strike in 50 years in this district.
Their fight parallels what nurses and other healthcare workers are experiencing. Top-down, corporatized control of schools and teaching is hurting students and driving families out of the district, so MFT members are demanding:
- Smaller class sizes because students have better learning outcomes when they get more attention from teachers.
- A living wage for Education Support Professionals – people like the Special Education Assistants.