Click on this link and go to the DFT website, where you can read short statements from each of the candidates.

picture of a Detroit school at the headlines This picture is of Robert Bobb and his corporate cohorts shaking hands over privatization plans and text book deals.  Bobb is now gone, but in his wake the public school system is a shadow of its former self.  The corporate gunslinger might be gone but the scent […]

Rachel Maddow show covers Detroit Schools and Direct Action

With the fight to keep public schools public, Detroit Federation of Teachers along with By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) have engaged in direct action.  The little coverage in the corporate press has been limited to Michigan but with the controversy over the Cahterine Ferguson Academy fight and occupations and arrests the controversy has now been […]

It can't happen here? Hope Academy Charter School in Detroit raided by ICE and Robert Bobb flees from BAMN, parents, teachers and students

In Germany they first came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came […]

They say "cutback", Detroit students say "fight back": Detroit students victorious in their struggle against the decimation of public education

Thanks to the reporting of Diane Bukowski (Voice of Detroit, SOUTHEASTERN HIGH CHOIR WINS VICTORY Posted on, March 13, 2011 by Diane Bukowski)  it has come to the attention of many waging battle against the forces of privatization that that students from Southeastern High in Detroit, Michigan stood up for themselves winning an important victory […]

Detroit: Keith Johnson current 'manager' of the Detroit Federation of Teachers and Robert Bobb, Eli Broad 'shill' threaten to expel opposition

Oppositional candidate for DFT president, Steve Conn pictured in the middle Defend Public Education / Save Our Students will meet Saturday 4:30 pm at 19484 James Couzens 1. Hear first-hand reports about the Lansing protests, and perspectives and plans  to continue the fight, including the March 4 National Day of Action in Defense of Public Education, and […]

Nominal DFT President Keith Johnson tries to cheat his way back into office,

For Immediate Release:                      Johnson collaborates with DPS EFM Rob Bobb in dismantling public education in Detroit Contact: Steve Conn. 313-645-9340 Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) nominal president Keith Johnson has brought internal union charges against union activists Steve Conn, Heather Miller and Tracy Arneau in a desperate attempt to bureaucratically eliminate opposition to his illegal […]

Detroit Federation of Teachers: They steal elections don't they?

Irregularities in the Detroit Federation of Teachers presidential election have come to the surface.  As Keith Johnson, Eli Broad and Robert Bobb ally, claims victory.  The following is from the Steve Conn for DFT presidential campaign. Urgent notice to all DFT Members: The investigation of irregularities in the recent DFT election has begun.  It appears that many DFT […]


 Picture of a Detroit School                The Election Committee of the Detroit Federation of Teachers announced today that on Wednesday, January 20, 2011, it will recount the votes in the runoff election for executive offices.                 The initial count showed Keith Johnson winning for President by 41 votes of out of over 4000 cast.  But […]

Don't mourn, organize! Detroit looks to unseat the pro-business presidency of Keith Johnson, member of the billionaires boyz club and attache to Robert Bobb, Chief Financial Officer and paid supplicant of Eli Broad

Keith Johnson, current president of Detroit Federation of Teachers has sold his soul to the privatization establishment.  Detroit teachers fight for a straight slate to unseat him!  Picture of Keith Johnson, the rancid Randi Weingarten and Robert Bobb breaking bread and breaking teachers, students and the Detroit working class! Many of us have been writing […]