Feb 15, 2016
The teachers’ sickouts and Mayor Mike Duggan’s visit to the schools prompted by them shed some light on the deplorable conditions faced by teachers and students in the schools. The teachers’ union tried to bring in its own health inspectors to collect evidence to test for things like mold that might be dangerous.
The DPS responded by threatening to arrest union members if they let the inspectors into the schools, claiming the inspectors would be “disruptive”! As if the rotten conditions aren’t already disruptive. The schools could easily have found a way to accommodate the inspectors, who traveled from across the country to do their job. Instead, they chose to obstruct them from exposing the truth.