Michael Lotti

Michael Lotti

Education Fellow

Recent blog posts by this author

The AFT Clinton Endorsement Just Keeps Getting Weirder

It seems that the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) ignored a memo from Richard Trumka, President of AFL-CIO, when it endorsed Hillary Clinton for president earlier this week.  Trumka allegedly sent a memo to all leaders under AFL-CIO’s...

Minnesota to Highly Qualified, Unlicensed Teachers: Go Away

I am not qualified to teach in Minnesota public schools. Here are my non-qualifications: A B.A. in Philosophy from Augsburg College An M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Wales (U.K.) I worked as a teaching assistant...

Why It's Time for a Different Teachers' Union

We need a radically different teachers’ union. The current model of a teachers' union doesn’t fit the future educational landscape. Basically, the current model began with the industrial “labor and management are adversaries” model, giving...