Detroit teachers union calls for district-wide sick-out Monday

Reblogged from the Detroit Free Press by Keith Matheny

The union representing Detroit Public Schools’ more than 2,600 teachers called for a district-wide sick-out on Monday, likely shutting down all the schools serving more than 46,000 students.

The action, announced at a hastily called press conference Sunday, comes after DPS Emergency Manager Judge Steven Rhodes announced to the union Saturday that without a dramatic infusion of cash from the state, Detroit Public Schools will all but shut down after June 30, leaving teachers without paychecks and students without summer school or extended special education services.

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