Detroit Public Schools
Detroit teachers are angry and protesting the fact the school district will reportedly run out of money and teachers will not be paid the salaries they have earned after June 30th. This disruption in salary payments affects teachers who are on a 12-month salary plan.
A total of 94 schools were shut down Monday as teachers protested the news that they would not receive pay. The district has about 46,000 students in 97 schools.
A nearly $1 million bribery and kickback scheme could land 12 current and former Detroit principals and one administrator in prison. Federal investigators say 74-year-old businessman Norman Shy is at the center of the scandal.
The Detroit Public School system was denied its request for a temporary restraining order to stop teachers from engaging in so-called "sick-out" protests over poor conditions at city schools.
Michigan's water crisis in Flint has also opened up concern for the state's school issues in Detroit, U.S. Uncut reports.