Detroit ‘Sick-out’ Movement Gains Momentum

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Teachers in Detroit are planning to protest outside of a court where a judge is to hear arguments in a case that could force teachers to stop boycotting school.

Last week, teachers in the city held a “sick-out” in protest of unfair pay, class sizes, building conditions and Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to overhaul the district.

The move has caused thousands of students to miss classes. Two schools are closed Monday due to the high volume of teacher absences.

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