Detroit teachers protest working conditions

The Detroit Free Press reported on Jan. 11 that teachers in Detroit have staged a sickout that closed some 64 schools demanding “that the district address what they’ve described as deplorable teaching conditions.” In response to the action, Mayor Mike Duggan vowed to “tour schools Tuesday to assess the condition of the buildings” and state schools chief Brian Whiston “called for health and safety issues in the district to be immediately addressed.”