” A Michigan public school district has canceled classes for all students on Tuesday, freeing teachers to protest the scheduled approval of a right-to-work bill at the state capitol.
The final version of the bill — which would make it legal for workers to buck joining a union — is expected to be signed into law by Rick Snyder, the state’s Republican governor, on Tuesday. While teachers all over the state are expected to skip work to protest the bill, a school district in southeast Michigan preemptively cancelled classes to aid its teachers’ actions.
“Due to the anticipated high absenteeism for tomorrow, Tuesday Dec. 11, the Taylor School District will be closed for students,” said district officials in a statement, as reported by The Detroit News. “No students are to report to school. …”
- 2 southeast Michigan school districts cancel Tuesday classes ahead of Lansing right-to-work protest (mlive.com)
- Michigan Teachers Abandon Children to Protest Right-to-Work Law (pjmedia.com)
- Michigan Schools Close So Teachers Can Protest Right-To-Work (patdollard.com)
- Teachers Unions Shut Down School Districts to Protest Right-To-Work Law (educationviews.org)
- School’s out in Warren, teachers head for Lansing (sfgate.com)
- Michigan Schools to Close as Teachers Leave to Protest Right-to-Work (heritage.org)
- Taylor schools to close Tuesday for lack of teachers (clickondetroit.com)