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Please overlook the misspellings, which are in the original KMBC blog that I re-posted.

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KC Teachers Union E-Mail: "Know your rights".

The head of the Kansas City teachers union,

Andrea Flinders, says some of her members and other school employees are being “unfairly" accused of abusing children in Kansas City’s classrooms.

"In some cases, teachers and other school employees are being hotlined unfairly," Flinders told KMBC TV.

The website ‘Tony’s Kansas City’ reported Monday that over the weekend, Flinders sent an e-mail out to her 1,060 union members advising them of their contractual rights.

"If you are called into a meeting, you have the right to ask the reason for the meeting. if the meeting is disciplinary, or may lead to discipline, you have the right to be given an opportunity to arrange for representation prior to the start of the meeting," states part of the e-mail reviewing the teachers rights.

Flinders says 34 teachers have been displaced since the school year started. That…

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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.


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