(Minneapolis, MN) — Minneapolis’ teachers’ union is defending the policy that would see white teachers laid off first after a conservative group filed a lawsuit. The group Judicial Watch wants a judge to suspend the policy which went into place last spring that would have Minneapolis Public Schools fire white teachers with seniority in order to keep teachers from ‘underrepresented populations.’ The Minneapolis Federation of Teachers yesterday said the policy is aimed at keeping teachers of color in the classroom, and brushed off the lawsuit as a ‘far-right’ attack. The city’s school district last week also defended the race-based firing policy as a way to make up for past discrimination.
Lawsuit Filed Over Minneapolis’ School Racial Firing Policy
By Ashley Hanley|2022-08-24T05:54:37-05:00August 24th, 2022|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!