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11 Images of Detroit Schools Taken by Teachers Who Have to Work There

Can you imagine working—or learning—in these conditions?

11 Images of Detroit Schools Taken by Teachers Who Have to Work There

Detroit public schools are a mess. So much so that teachers have been practicing the ancient art of the “sick-out,” with as many as two-thirds of teachers participating in that labor action in early January.

Why? Just take a look below.


They’ve begun taking photos of the working conditions that they endure daily, and which the students have to learn in, with the hashtags #DetroitTeachers, #SupportDPSTeachers, and the Twitter handle @TeachDetroit.

It has a lot to do with the financial situation in the city of Detroit, but it’s no coincidence that these problems are happening in a city that is largely African-American. Much like the Flint water crisis, it’s a result of systemic racism, and would never happen in the wealthy white suburbs of Michigan.

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