Warren, Taylor (Michigan school districts) schools to close Tuesday as teachers call off
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Source: Detroit News
December 10, 2012 at 6:15 pm
Warren, Taylor schools to close Tuesday as teachers call off
By Shawn D. Lewis
The Detroit News
At least two school districts in Metro Detroit will be closed Tuesday because many teachers are calling in sick to attend union demonstrations in Lansing against pending right-to-work legislation.
Both Taylor Public Schools and Warren Consolidated Schools have canceled classes because of expected teacher shortages for the day. The state's largest district, Detroit Public Schools, will remain open but teachers union leader Keith Johnson encouraged members to attend the protest.
"We're encouraging our members to stand in solidarity as a show of anger, defiance and frustration for this whole legislature," he said. "It's only designed to break unions and has nothing to do with workers."
Taylor Federation of Teacher President Linda Moore said it's crucial that teachers attend because right to work is an attack on the future of students.