Lawsuit Filed Over Conditions in Detroit Public Schools

On the heels of teacher “sick-outs” that called attention to deplorable conditions in Detroit Public Schools, the Detroit Federation of Teachers has filed a lawsuit against the district, seeking repairs of all code violations, investments in a 21st-Century learning infrastructure, and removal of Emergency Manager Darnell Earley.

MEA Supports Lawsuit by Detroit Teachers, DFT, AFT

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.