“After negotiations over the issue broke down in May and early June, Baltimore City Schools CEO Sonja Santelises told the teachers they must work for four days doing professional development, said BTU President Diamonté Brown.
“We are filing a class action grievance to get compensation for these four days,” Brown said. While she said school leaders have asked them to do this to help children, she said, they cannot be “bullied” into working for free.
“We are standing up for ourselves. We love our students. Everyone knows that we go above and beyond every day,” she said.”