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Detroit 'Sickouts': What The Teachers Want

The teachers union in Detroit has been in a dispute over conditions and salaries, and has staged several “sickouts” over the last couple of weeks. The school district is $500 million in debt, and due to run out of money to operate in April.

Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Terrence Martin, a leader at the Detroit Federation of Teachers, about the state’s failure thus far to fix the problem, despite taking over control of the Detroit Public Schools more than 15 months ago.



  • Terrence Martin, executive vice president for the Detroit Federation of Teachers.
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