How Memphis got two teachers’ unions

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 12, 2021 11:31 AM CT | Published: July 12, 2021 4:00 AM CT

The two teachers’ unions in Memphis used to be one. But a battle over local control caused them to split.


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Daja E. Henry

Daja E. Henry

Daja E. Henry is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a graduate of Howard University and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and currently is a general assignment reporter. 


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