Simmering faculty concerns about Eastern Michigan University's involvement with the Education Achievement Authority may bring additional focus to state concerns over the charter schools it authorizes. EMU is among 11 across the state at risk of losing its ability to authorize more charter school operations.
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I have been involved in AAUP leadership for 10 years. This calendar year has been the worst in those 10 years in terms of faculty-administration relationships, and implementation of the contract. The support for such a claim is simple: we currently have 1 ULP and 4 arbitrations pending. Faculty members do not feel as if they are protected in terms of safety. Untenured faculty members are afraid to speak. The dept. of AA has violated the contract in numerous cases, and young, untenured faculty members are being told that if they go to the union, they will have problems. By itself, this is another ULP that we have yet to fileRead more: Howard Bunsis Speech to the Board of Regents 6/10/14