Most Detroit schools closed by ‘sick-outs’

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DETROIT — Most Detroit public schools are closed today because of teacher “sick-outs”.  The protest is timed to coincide with President Obama’s visit to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Detroit Public Schools announced on its website this morning that 88 of the district’s approximately 100 schools have been forced to close today because of teacher absences.

It means most of the district’s 46,000 students have to stay home.

Teachers have been holding a series of “sick-outs” to call attention to high class sizes, dilapidated buildings and other problems in Michigan’s largest school district.