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Ninety-four of 97 Detroit Public Schools (DPS) remained shuttered on Tuesday as the ongoing city-wide teacher "sickout" prompted calls for Michigan lawmakers to "stop playing political games and do the right thing for Detroit's students, educators, and community."
The Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) announced a second day of action after the city and state lawmakers failed to assure the union that teachers will be paid their full yearly salary.
"Detroit Federation of Teachers leaders spent the day meeting with DPS Transition Manager Judge Steven Rhodes and other decision makers to get an assurance that our members will be paid for their work," the union said Tuesday. "Still, they refuse to say the three words our members need to hear: 'I guarantee it.' "
originally posted by: Edumakated
Fire them all... then rehire those that want to work at higher non-union wages.
originally posted by: KnightFire
a reply to: DigitalVigilante420
No I wouldn't work for free and I'm not saying they should. I'm just saying if they are shutting the schools down due to a "Sick Out" they shouldn't get paid unless, some sort of vacation time is used so they can get paid.
It is sad that the whole community suffers from this nonsense.
And yes, teachers need to eat to and I am a teacher support because I have family that are teachers, but common sense has to play a part into this whole mess.