In response to: Article by William English published May 17 - May 23, 2010 entitled, A Minneapolis School Board without Black participation?
As someone who has dedicated her life to the children of the north side both as a teacher and neighbor in the Hawthorne area, I am anxious to tell a different story and correct the assumptions floating around the community about the union. What I find interesting, is that unions have done much for people of color over the years regarding fair treatment on the job, use of due process for employee issues, improved hiring practices, improved wages/working conditions, and so on, and, yet now seem to be considered the enemy. We fought for social justice for all workers for decades. Now, we are also fighting for educational justice for students.