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If Detroit Teachers Stay Home Why Does District Need $85.1 Million Federal Coronavirus Dollars?

The Detroit Federation of Teachers posted a Detroit Free Press article on its Facebook page with the headline, “Detroit teachers threaten to stay home from school: What they want before returning.”

"If the members don't feel that it's safe, if the union leadership doesn't feel that it's safe, then we won't show up," Detroit Federation of Teachers President Terrence Martin said Tuesday, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The Detroit Public Schools Community District has been approved for $85.1 million in federal COVID-19 relief money. That is nearly 25% of the amount all Michigan public schools are slated to receive.