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Detroit Schools Closed Because Teachers Refuse To Show Up

While the “sick” teachers have many grievances, the exact solution to the sickout crisis isn’t clear. It isn’t openly endorsed by the union and its informal nature means the striking teachers have no clear demands.

Wednesday’s sickout is almost certainly intended to coincide with President Barack Obama’s visit to Detroit for the North American International Auto Show. Members of the Detroit Federation of Teachers are planning to distribute leaflets at the event in an effort to raise awareness of the city’s educational dysfunction.

Besides the burden placed on Detroit parents by forcing them to care for students unable to go to school, it’s unclear how much damage the closures are actually causing. Detroit public schools are among the worst-performing in the country.

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