Most Detroit Public Schools Close Due to Teacher 'Sick-Outs' Demanding Better Classroom Conditions

Detroit teachers held "sick-outs" in protest of crowded classrooms.

— -- A city-wide teacher "sick-out" shut down 88 Detroit schools today, causing 44,790 students to miss class, according to the Detroit Public Schools system.

"Due to a high volume of teacher absences, the following schools will be closed today," the DPS wrote on its website before listing the majority of its schools. A mere eight schools remained opened, DPS announced on Facebook.

Staff members at the closed schools were expected to report to work or take a leave day, the announcement said.