The Ann Arbor teachers union is refusing to hire any student teachers from Eastern Michigan University due to the college's involvement with with Michigan's Education Achievement Authority.
The EAA is a state school system tasked with improving consistently under-performing school districts. It currently runs 15 schools in Detroit and receives student teachers from EMU.
EAA opponents say it removes too much control from local government.
EMU's Head of Media Relations, Geoff Larcom says EMU has no intention of terminating its contract with the EAA.
Teacher unions in several other Washtenaw County school districts already refuse to hire student teachers from EMU due to the university's affiliation with the program.