11 Dec

Michigan teachers punish children for right to work vote

At least 26,000 children will miss school today because their teachers called in sick or took a vacation day to protest proposed right-to-work legislation, which is expected to pass today.

Warren Consolidated Schools, Taylor School District and Fitzgerald Public Schools are confirmed to be closed. It is also suggested that schools in Detroit and St. Johns may be missing a significant number of teachers.

“We’ve had an excessive number of teachers call in,” Warren district spokesperson Robert Freehan said Monday afternoon. “We’re concerned about the safety and security of the students, so we’re treating it as a snow day.”

Ben Lazarus is a school board member-elect for Warren Consolidated. He believes the district, but not the teachers, made the right call.

“I think that political agendas shouldn’t take precedence over student learning,” said Lazarus. “I think the superintendent made the best decision with the facts available.”

It’s for the children

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One Response to Michigan teachers punish children for right to work vote

  1. Nan G says: 1

    “[S]chools in Detroit …..may be missing a significant number of teachers….”
    Gee.
    Last thing these ”teachers” (yeah, those are scare quotes) would ever want to do is TEACH!
    Drudge linked this:
    Only 7% of Detroit Public-School 8th Graders Proficient in Reading
    But it gets worse:

    Detroit public-school eighth graders do even worse in math than they do in reading, according to the Department of Education.
    While only 7 percent scored highly enough on the department’s National Assessment of Educational Progress test in 2011 to be rated “proficient” or better in reading,
    only 4 percent scored highly enough to be rated “proficient” or better in math.

    Could these teachers EVER teach?

    Over the past decade, Michigan’s public school have shown no improvement at all in teaching children how to read.

    Maybe those students will be better off having a day away from these ”teachers.”
    And however many Michigan teachers leave off paying union dues they will have at least improved their personal lot.
    With more of their own money in their pockets some of them might even get ”the teaching bug.”

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