When the morning bell rings tomorrow, the desks at several Michigan schools will be empty. Schools are closing in anticipation of teachers calling in sick in order to protest the state legislature’s recent votes on right-to-work legislation:
UPDATE: a 2nd MI school district forced to close Tuesday so teachers can protest in Lansing. http://t.co/JcNSHHEE
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) December 10, 2012
Warren Con & Taylor schools closed tomorrow. Look out, Lansing!
— Wonder Teach (@WonderTeach) December 10, 2012
Schools in Taylor and Warren face inadequate staffing and a short supply of substitute teachers and therefore will be unable to operate.
@Ijgots2luvme We have no school tomorrow, cuz the teachers r going to lansing..
— _ (@_Vickyk17_) December 10, 2012
all my teachers are going to lansing so no school for me
— ♡Giovanna♡ (@passionorchids) December 10, 2012
For students, the strike means a day off from school, and they couldn’t be happier:
I FREAKING LOVE MY TEACHERS FOR DECIDING TO PROTEST AT LANSING TOMORROW!! & I love our administration more for deciding to cancel school ??
— Nansi Zakar (@NansiZakar) December 10, 2012
Anyways I don't have school tomorrow bc all the teachers at my school are going to Lansing to protest hallelujah
— ¥ves $aint $am (@s4mstagram) December 10, 2012
We Don't Have School Tomorrow Beacause All The Teachers Going To Lansing To Protest (:
— Niy (@IAmKingNiy) December 10, 2012
Others not “fortunate” enough to live in Taylor or Warren are hoping that their schools follow suit:
— Jackson (@JacksonNiemi) December 10, 2012
why can't our teachers at tower go protest in Lansing?
— sv (@xoxobossyy) December 10, 2012
Praying to god more teachers start going to this shit in lansing so we can have tomorrow off too!
— megan snider (@Megansniderr) December 10, 2012
why cant tower go protest in lansing???
— ♡heather♡ (@HeatherYagloski) December 10, 2012
I would love if all the teachers took the day off tomorrow to go to Lansing & we didn't have school. #wishfulthinking ?
— Lindsay (@lindsayye_) December 10, 2012
Yo our teachers need to get their asses to Lansing!!
— Garrett (@5_Garrett) December 10, 2012
Lovely. Essentially, striking teachers — adults — are throwing a colossal temper tantrum and teaching children that that sort of behavior is not only acceptable, but productive and desirable. Shameful. In aligning with union thugs and buying into Leftist lies about the right to work, these teachers are willfully hurting the students that they should be protecting.
Always putting kids first. NOT! Warren Con Schools will be closed Tuesday because many staff members going to Lansing for #RTW @MICapCon
— Nick Hawatmeh (@HawatmehNick) December 10, 2012
— ShelleyMG (@ShelleyMGO) December 10, 2012
Mad, so screw the kids eh? MT @wxyzdetroit: Warren Con. Schools cancel classes as many teachers head to Lansing in protest of Right to Work.
— Patrick (@GunOfBavaria) December 10, 2012
— Eric J Guerin (@EricJGuerin) December 10, 2012
If you call in sick and show up in Lansing Tuesday, are we too believe it's about the kids?
— Scott Young (@redreddog) December 10, 2012
If you are a teacher you aren't gaining any support from me by canceling school tomorrow so you can march on Lansing. #stupid
— My Son's Biggest Fan (@mrssmartypantz) December 10, 2012
— Bruce Davidson (@defeat_the_left) December 10, 2012
Indeed. If this is the kind of education these teachers have to offer our students, we’re in big trouble.