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Over 85 of the Detroit Public School District's 100 schools were closed January 20th because of teacher protests. Issues over salary and current building conditions were the motivation behind the "sick-out." Dilapidated buildings are home to black mold and mushrooms growing in classrooms. But how effective are these protests? Teachers and their supporters claim it is in the best interest of students to fight for safer conditions. Others argue the protests are ineffective and only harm the students by keeping them out of the classroom. The two articles below provide more information regarding these "sick-outs" in Detroit's Public Schools and many pictures documenting building conditions.
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