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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 12:00 PM

Detroit News editorial board writes idiotic column about Detroit Public Schools sick outs


from the Metro Times:



You're really trying us Detroit News Editorial Board. A few weeks after publishing an incredibly poorly timed piece on how Emergency Managers work for cities, the News is at it again with another misguided and questionably sourced article.

On Monday evening, after 60 Detroit Public Schools were closed due to teacher-led sick-outs protesting deplorable working conditions and Lansing's impressively destructive role overseeing the district, the News published one of its predictably inflammatory editorials.

"Fire DPS strike ringleaders" the headline blared. From there the piece incorrectly noted ousted DFT president Steve Conn as the ringleader of the protests (it is in fact a grassroots group of teachers and is not union centered) and then proceeded to push legislators to "make it easier to punish teachers who break the law." ...................(more)

http://www.metrotimes.com/Blogs/archives/2016/01/13/detroit-news-editorial-board-writes-idiotic-column-about-detroit-public-schools-sick-outs




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