Detroit Teachers Stage Massive Sick-Out to Protest School Conditions

Dozens of Detroit schools closed today as teachers protest the district's overcrowded schools and rundown facilities.
1:11 | 01/20/16

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Yeah now. A protest in downtown Detroit began Johnston the last school closure was announced this morning. 88 of 97 Detroit public schools shut their doors after hundreds of teachers called in sick. The sick out let parents scrambling our took a day off from work my wife took a day off work reacted sharply. Productively it's an on the prices. Detroit parent dared been Ford is not upset by the closure instead. He joined the protesters. Four seven action news has shown you the inside of classrooms. With following time heals buckled floors leaky ceilings. Broken heaters and even possible animal. This father of two elementary school children is also member of the international brotherhood of electrical workers union is still really have to tell me. Hot seat house crews Wal-Mart. You know I've been part of yoga schools he says his students and their teachers deserve better last. For Laver and today because. Noting problems bid for hopes keeping kids out of the classroom this time. May finally bring change in Detroit Shelley Childers seven action news.

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