Detroit Public Schools Teachers Share Photos of School Conditions Following Sickout Protest

Detroit Public Schools Teachers Share Photos of School Conditions Following Sickout Protest

The photos, posted on Twitter by the @teachDetroit account, show mold and leaking ceilings in an attempt to get the attention of government officials. The sickout protest took place last week.


There were no sick outs on Friday, but the situation at Detroit Public Schools is far from healthy.

“We are now approaching the seven-year anniversary as state taking over the Detroit Public Schools,” said Mayor Mike Duggan. “Enrollment has declined, deficits have gone up and scores have gone down.

“What we’re doing is not working.”

On Thursday, the teacher’s union held a members only meeting and roughly 1,000 people showed up.

Before the meeting, teachers had a lot of questions about wages, job security, and school conditions. as the reasons behind the sickouts.

“You have to keep the problems in the face of the people,” said DPS teacher Joseph Hunter. “You can’t allow them to disappear.”

After that meeting FOX 2 saw Joseph Hunter again. with a lot of the same questions.

“It’s all over the place as a union,” Hunter said. “You’ve got be strong and move forward.”

Hunter was at Cass Tech as lawmakers were touring Detroit schools.

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