Lansing lawmaker wants DPS teachers punished

Posted at 10:14 PM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-05 06:18:37-04

A Lansing lawmaker is asking the state attorney general to punish Detroit Public Schools teachers for staying home.

Kalamazoo area State Representative Aric Nesbitt sent a request to the AG for action to be taken against schoolteachers who took part in so-called sick-outs.

He calls it an injustice and even illegal.

The Detroit Federation of Teachers recently came out to strongly protest teachers not being paid for two workdays.

Nesbitt, who is also the Republican House Majority Leader, claims students are being denied education and even food they count on in school.

However, a 5th grade teacher from southwest Detroit tells us this is about standing up for what's right and calling out failed emergency management.

Teachers are back at work and there was no comment Wednesday night from the state attorney general.