By Doug Cunningham
AFT President Randi Weingarten says three bills forced through the Michigan House by Republicans are "some of the most despicable anti-student, anti-public school, anti-teacher provisions we’ve seen in America."
Weingarten says the bills discriminate against Detroit's' overwhelmingly economic and disadvantaged children of color.
Teachers closed Detroit schools for two days in sickout protests this week. They want the state to economically stabilize Detroit schools.
Weingarten says "Under state-controlled emergency management, indifferent politicians abandoned Detroit’s students to learn in under-resourced schools with deplorable conditions."
Now she says they want to punish teachers for speaking out rather than really helping Detroit students.