Teacher 'Sick-Outs' Shut Down Nearly All Detroit Public Schools
More Detroit schools shut down Wednesday as teachers stage "sick-outs" to protest what they say are terrible conditions in their schools.By Melissa Prax | January 20, 2016
Most of Detroit's schools were forced to close Wednesday, and not because of snow.
The city's teachers say they're tired of the terrible conditions in their schools. And now, many of them are participating in "sick-outs," or boycotting by calling in sick.
Leaking roofs, mold, broken heaters and myriad other complaints have some teachers saying they're actually getting ill.