Thank a union! Only 7 percent of Detroit public-school 8th graders proficient in reading
Teachers in Michigan today did a ‘sick-out’ in order to join the union thug protests and left students stranded with closed schools. They may have actually done the kids a favor, as Michigan is one of the dumbest states in America. So much so that only 7% of Detroit public-school 8th graders proficient in reading. Well done Michigan teachers union! You should be proud!
In the public schools in Detroit, Mich., according to the U.S. Department of Education, only 7 percent of the eighth graders are grade-level proficient or better in reading.
Some public school teachers in the City of Detroit and around the state of Michigan are reportedly taking a vacation or a sick day today to protest right-to-work legislation likely to be approved by the state legislature. Under current law, Michigan public school teachers must pay dues to the teachers’ union. If the right-to-work law is enacted, Michigan public-school teachers will be free to join the union and pay dues to it if they wish, but they will also be free not to join the union and not to pay it dues.