To continue reading this article and others for free, please sign up for our newsletter.
Sahan Journal publishes deep, reported news for and with immigrants and communities of color—the kind of stories you won’t find anywhere else.
Unlock our in-depth reporting by signing up for our free newsletter.
Support local nonprofit journalism that works for you.
Our community-based reporting is made possible by readers just like you. Become a supporter of your local nonprofit news organization today with a tax-deductible donation so we can continue doing the reporting that matters to you.
The Minneapolis educator strike stretched into its fourth day Friday. Educators rallied the first three days of the strike but canvassed neighborhoods Friday. The district outlined how the strike would impact the schools calendar as negotiations continued, with both sides more than $100,000,000 apart in their proposals.
Four thousand Minneapolis educators went on strike Tuesday morning after weeks of mediation failed to result in a contract agreement. It marks the first time in more than half a century that Minneapolis teachers have gone on strike.
Minneapolis educators are negotiating for wage gains—particularly for educational support professionals—additional counselors and social workers, and class-size limits.
Minneapolis Public Schools leaders have maintained the district simply does not have the money for what educators want.
In an interview with Sahan Journal, Kim Ellison, the Minneapolis school board chair, said she would meet the educators’ demands if she had the money to do so.
“But I have limited resources,” she said. “So how can I make sure we’re all taking care of everybody, but focusing the limited resources that we have on the students who need it the most?”
Toggle through to read the latest updates.