Detroit school district teachers protest class sizes, pay cuts - Fox 2 News Headlines

Detroit school district teachers protest class sizes, pay cuts

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CITY OF DETROIT - About 30 to 40 teachers from Detroit Public Schools rallied at the Fisher Building on Grand Boulevard Monday.

They chanted and held signs protesting larger classrooms and a 10 percent pay cut by October, 24 schools will close by 2019.

The Michigan Board of Education approved the DPS' five-year deficit elimination plan for the district's $127 million shortfall.

Cass Tech High School student Nakia Wallace protested with teachers and other district employees.

"I've seen so many schools close in my neighborhood," she said. "I was there for those closes. I was there when Chadsey High School closed, I was there when Cleveland Middle School closed.

"I saw students pushed out of the district."

For more on the protest and state of the district, click the video player for the full report.

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