Tammy Barnes, Education Minnesota, presents “Do Teachers Need Unions?”

Join us at 7:30p this Wednesday in STSS 432B!
Education Minnesota – University of Minnesota Student Chapter serves as the only professional group for pre-service teachers on campus. As a student chapter of Education Minnesota, the organization provides a united voice for public education, leadership in education innovation, dedication to students and families and an unwavering commitment to the welfare of our members. In the past, the group has put on events such as informational panels on a variety of educational topics, participated in community and educational volunteer opportunities, and provided unique insight into the world of being a teacher.
The student chapter is organizing an event called “Do Teachers Need Unions?” which will take place on Wednesday, September 18th from 7:30-9pm in STSS 432B. This presentation will allow for students to understand why there are unions in the teaching profession and how it has changed over time. Students will be able to ask questions and engage in discussion with the guest speaker, Tammy Barnes, from Education Minnesota.
In the future, the group hopes to pursue more volunteer opportunities in the education community and allow useful networking and informational sessions for pre-service teachers throughout campus. The executive board is comprised of Jessica Suppanz (ILP – Science Education) and Shawna Zielinski (Senior, future SLC Education) as Co-Presidents, Nicki Krautkremer (Senior, Elem Ed), Secretary, Savannah Green (ILP – Social Studies Education), Treasurer, and Michelle Todd, (Senior, Special Ed) Secretary. If you are interested in becoming a teacher, consider joining Education Minnesota! Email edmn@umn.edu with any interest and questions!