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School Cancelled So Teachers Can Protest

Students in two Michigan districts, the Taylor School District and Warren Consolidated Schools, are not in class today. The districts cancelled school, allowing teachers to go protest right-to-work legislation at the capital instead of educating kids.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says schools shutting down so teachers can go prostest is inappropriate.

“Too often the educational system’s all about the adults,” he said. “To see schools shutting down because of an issue like this is not appropriate in my view.”

The legislation at hand would make Michigan the 24th right-to-work state, and would mean union dues could no longer automatically be deducted from teachers’ paychecks. Unions attempted to enshrine collective bargaining rights in the constitution, but the measure failed to win voter approval in November.