Detroit Teachers Protest Right to Work, Education Makeover

Friday, December 14, 2012

While the controversial right-to-work legislation drew all the attention in the last week, teachers from Plymouth-Canton Community Schools in Plymouth, Mich. tried Tuesday to draw some attention to legislation coming down the road that could affect them as much, or more. While they're concerned about the new right-to-work laws, the legislation that concerns them the most is a revamping of the way public schools are funded and who can get public-school funding, and an extension of the Education Achievement Authority's reach. The EAA was formed last year to give supervision to Detroit Public Schools, and Gov. Rick Snyder's push would extend that to any district in the bottom 5 percent of performing schools.

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