Headline RoundupAugust 16th, 2022

Minneapolis Schools Introduce Race-Based Layoff Policy

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A Minneapolis Public Schools' contract with a teachers union introduces a policy that strengthens "educators of color protections" during layoffs.

The new contract states that teachers will be subject to layoffs or job changes in "order of seniority" unless the teacher is part of an "underrepresented group." The contract also calls for the development of "anti-bias anti-racist" staff advisory councils. The policy, which goes into effect in spring 2023, aims to diversify teaching staffs population and atone for past discriminatory practices.

The Minneapolis contract was predominantly highlighted by right-rated outlets, with some framing it as an example of racism against white people. Few left- and center-rated sources reported on the contract.

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