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Most Detroit schools closed again due to teacher 'sickouts'

Posted by Steve Schram on May 03, 2016 at 10:35 AM

Originally published on May 3, 2016 on CNN by Joshua Berlinger.

All but three of Detroit's 97 schools stayed closed again Tuesday, the second day of teacher protests over pay concerns in the city's financially ailing school district.

On Monday, the same number of schools closed after more than 1,500 teachers called in sick to protest when they learned the district has only enough money to pay them through June 30.
Because some teachers can elect to receive their paychecks year-round, the union representing teachers argues that shortfall means those educators have already started to work for free.