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Ann Arbor Teachers Union Has Return-To-Work Demands ... For The Legislature

The Ann Arbor Education Association has issued a list of demands the legislature must meet as part of teachers returning to school.

The demands were made in a July 15 Facebook post and include measures beyond the power of any school board to deliver. They include:

  • Spend more on schools.
  • Repeal corporate tax credits.
  • Increase fines and criminal penalties for individuals who don’t wear face masks in public places.
  • Suspend standardized tests.
  • Guarantee workplace protections for so-called essential workers.

“Some may read this list of legislative demands as impractical; we see them as a baseline for avoiding the utter destruction of our social fabric,” the Ann Arbor Education Association wrote.

Ann Arbor Public Schools had stated that it plans to open the school year with virtual, online classes.

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