Welcome to Madison Teachers Inc.


Who We Are

Madison Teachers Inc. (MTI) is a member driven Union consisting of over 4,500 members in five Bargaining Units, including; Teachers, Educational Professionals and Para Professionals, Educational Assistants, Substitute Teachers, Supportive Educational Employees (Clerical and Technical) and School Security Assistants who are employed by the Madison Metropolitan School District


MTI’s Official Weekly Newsletter!






Outstanding Educator and Mentor Appreciation Breakfast

From 100 Black Men of Madison: On Saturday, 10 May 2014, 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. will host the fourth annual Outstanding Educators and Mentors Appreciation Breakfast from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Quarles & Brady LLP, 33 E. Main Street, 9th Floor, Madison, WI 53703.  At this event, those who have made positive differences in …

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Rally to Defend Public Education at the Monona Terrace – May 1st

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis will be speaking at the Monona Terrace Convention Center on May 1 at 7:00 PM.  The event will also feature Texas Schools Superintendent John Kuhn. Diane Ravitch is recovering from a knee injury and will be unable to attend this event on May 1. _________________________________________________________________________ Plan now to attend …

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Food, Fun and Financial Education! – Free Event!

Save the date! Tuesday, May 6, at the Labor Temple 5-5:30 pm: Beer, soda, and pizza 5:30-7 pm: Play the game! For more information about the “Don’t Be Jack Game” click here: Don’t Be Jack Game Register by phone or email 608-257-0491 kamholtzj@madisonteachers.org

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MTI Cares Bowl-A-Thon Wrap Up

The “MTI Cares” Bowl-a-Thon, held on April 6th, was an effort to raise needed funds for the Briar Patch Youth Shelter, a project with Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin to provide a safe living space for homeless children aged 14-18. The Bowl-a-Thon was a huge success, with District administrators joining MTI members, those from general …

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Costco Educator Appreciation Days: April 7 – 13

The Sun Prairie & Middleton Costco Stores invite all MTI Members and MMSD Staff to participate in Educator Appreciation Days, April 7th through April 13th.  This promotion recognizes the hard work and dedication of teachers and support staff.   Come to either location, sign in, show your MTI Membership Card or District badge and you will …

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Paying too much for your retirement savings account?

Retirement savings accounts such as the 403(b) and IRA are great ways for public school employees to set aside money for retirement. However, fees charged by some providers can take a big bite out of your earnings.  A difference of just one percentage point can mean thousands of dollars in fees over time, which cuts in to your rate of …

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Movie: At the River I Stand – April 17

Come experience this moving documentary that recounts the two months leading to Martin Luther King Jr.’s death in 1968, coinciding with the 65-day strike of 1300 Memphis sanitation workers. Movie with discussion to follow. Thursday, April 17 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Goodman Library South Branch 2222 S. Park Street Madison, WI Sponsored by …

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George Lakoff – Wisconsin Grassroots Festival

The annual Wisconsin Grassroots Festival takes place on Saturday, March 22, from 8:15 – 4:15 p.m., at Wisconsin Heights High School in Mazomanie. This year’s keynote will be given by best selling author George Lakoff. Lakoff is the country’s leading expert on the framing of political discourse.  His books on politics include the best selling …

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Surplus Information for 2013-14 School Year

Below are answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding teacher surplus and reassignment. These answers, however, are subject to the full terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Therefore, the reader should become familiar with the actual contract language as well (Section IV-F). The contract sections are on our website: 2013-14 Collective Bargaining Agreement. Click …

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2013-14 Teacher Surplus and Layoff Procedures

Information on Surplus and Reassignment.  Please read and contact MTI if you have any questions. (This is intended as a summary document. Refer to Contract Sections IV-F and IV-G for actual language) Surplus Above staff requirements within school Request volunteers Based on seniority Elementary/middle surplus by school “except where instructional requirements are disrupted High school …

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Class size matters a lot, research shows

From the Washington Post Online – February 24, 2014 Class size matters a lot, research shows Every now and then someone in education policy (Arne Duncan) or education philanthropy (Bill Gates) or the media (Malcolm Gladwell) will say something about why class size isn’t really very important because a great teacher can handle a boatload of …

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Sign the petition against Special Needs Vouchers

We know that many of you signed the letter opposing Special Needs Vouchers. If you have NOT yet done so, please take minute to sign – the link to the letter is AT THE BOTTOM below. It only takes a couple of minutes to do so. THEY ARE ONLY 34 SIGNATURES SHORT OF 500. LET’S …

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Inequality for All – A Film by Robert Reich

The Progressive Magazine, One Wisconsin Now, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, Madison Teachers, Inc., Institute for Wisconsin’s Future, Center For Media and Democracy, Wisconsin Network on Peace and Justice, SEIU, Center on Wisconsin Strategy and Workers Independent News invite you to attend a special screening marking the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty. Thursday, February 13, …

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SB286 – Corporate Education Thievery Disguised as “Accountability”

The Republican controlled State Senate Education Committee was forced to retract SB 286, a bill that would give away public assets to corporate run charter schools, because there was not enough votes for the bill in its current form.  Objections came for both public school and voucher school supports.  The bill would use high-stakes, standardized …

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MTI Bowl-A-Thon to Support Homeless Teen Shelter – Save the Date, Sunday, April 6, 2014

MTI is hosting a Bowl-A-Thon for MTI Members and other interested participants on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Dream Lanes in Madison (tentatively 12 – 3 PM).  The Bowl-A-Thon will raise funds for the Briarpatch Youth Shelter via Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin (YSOSW).  MTI Members working in the Transition Education Program have worked with …

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Information on School Closings Due to Weather

MMSD has officially closed all schools and operations for Monday, January 6.  To understand how this applies to you, take the link below to the bargaining unit that applies to you. The information is excerpted from the respective bargaining unit contracts.   If you have any additional questions after reviewing this information, please contact MTI by …

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Licensing and Evaluation Resources

License Renewal Resources DPI Online License Lookup – know when your license expires MMSD – Electronic Professional Development Plan (ePDP) DPI Online License Renewal Information   Educator Effectiveness – State Mandated Teacher Evaluation Process DPI Implementation Timeline DPI Educator Effectiveness Page The Danielson Framework – Evaluation Tool Outcomes Measures – Evaluation Pie Chart Student Learning …

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