LANSING, Mich., Jan. 29, 2016 — The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Steven Cook regarding the DFT/AFT lawsuit challenging conditions in Detroit Public Schools:
“Just as we’ve seen in Flint, the conditions in Detroit Public Schools are appalling. No one can argue that point. The issue is whether we’re willing to tolerate Third-World conditions in our urban centers. The question is if we’re going to stand up for democracy.