Ann Arbor Education Association (AAEA) President David R. Harrell said last night he is "profoundly disturbed" by apparent plans of the University of Michigan to negotiate salaries with the Ann Arbor Board of Education for local teachers who supervise University student teachers. Harrell was referring to a statement yesterday by the University's vice president for finance, Wilbur K. Pierpont, saying the U-M hopes to obtain a package agreement with the school board for local teachers who accept student teachers from the University. Harrell said these local teachers are part-time employés of the University, and he "fails to understand how the University expects to negotiate salaries with any group except the group that receives those salaries." Harrell said there has been ïio , teacher involvement in those negotiations. He added that the discussion of money for local teachers "has been only at the sity's initiation," and said the AAEA leadership has "made it clear that they wish to spend their time this year discussing their highest concern- that of the improvement of a faltering teacher preparation program."
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