Students are planning to protest outside of Cass Tech High School in support of their teachers.
“By any means necessary, we must stand up for equal opportunity in education so that we are prepared for the future,” said Keianna McCormick, a student at Cass Tech High School. “Therefore, we must demand that our hardworking and dedicated teachers’ of DPS have the resources and tools needed to properly educate.”
McCormick said she’s tired of sharing tattered textbooks and urged students to hold a peaceful protest.
DPS teachers said buildings are falling apart and that students don’t have access to basic resources.
“Detroit Public Schools believes that it is extremely important that the court play a role in the resolution of this serious issue,” a DPS official said in a statement. “We look forward to the opportunity to inform the court of the serious effects that these continued sick-outs are having on the district, its students and their families at the hearing on Monday. The most important thing is that students are in the classroom learning.”