News@Noon: Sickouts close DPS; Snyder calls on Obama

The Detroit News

Today is Monday, May 2, 2016 and it's an unexpected day off for most Detroit Public School students. Teacher sickouts closed 94 of 97 schools, as the Detroit Federation of Teachers union threatens an illegal strike to combat the possibility of paychecks drying up after June 30.

Detroit Federation of Teachers narrow Grand Blvd., west of Woodward, down to one lane and eventually closing it entirely during a rally in front of the Detroit Public Schools offices at the Fisher Building.

Which brings us to the question on everyone's minds: Are sickouts the answer to DPS' woes? Or is there another solution? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @detroitnews.

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