News in Brief

Judge Rules Against Detroit Over Teacher Sickouts

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

A judge has ruled against the Detroit school district in its lawsuit against two teachers involved in teacher sickouts. The district failed to meet its burden of proof and interpreted a state law in a way that is "offensive to fundamental rights of free speech," the judge said.

The decision closes a case that began in January; saw the number of defendants drop from 28 to two; and cost the state, which picked up the district's legal tab, about $320,000.

The district had accused teachers Steve Conn and Nicole Conaway of illegally encouraging the sickouts that closed dozens of schools earlier this year. Both have been outspoken critics of state-appointed emergency management of the district.

Vol. 36, Issue 02, Page 5

Published in Print: August 31, 2016, as Judge Rules Against Detroit Over Teacher Sickouts
Related Stories
You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Register
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories