To say things are bad for teachers in Michigan is tragic understatement. Layoff notices are being issued around the state (per union contracts) for the coming school year. The most significant was announced this week:
Detroit Public Schools administrators have mailed layoff notices to the 5,466 members of the teachers union
as they prepare to scale back the workforce and jettison as many as 25 schools in June.
The district said it expects to revise union contracts next month, using authority granted by the state’s new emergency manager law.
District officials announced late Thursday the notices were sent to members of the Detroit Federation of Teachers.