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Who's minding the kids? Teachers are no-shows in Miami-Dade schools



Sickout.embedded.prod_affiliate.56 From the Miami Herald:

Miami-Dade schools are open Monday and parents were told their kids should come to class as usual, despite hundreds of teachers planning to call in sick to protest controversial legislation that would overhaul teacher pay and tenure.

But 50 teacher absences out of 70 at Charles Hadley Elementary in West Miami-Dade resulted in the school canceling regular classes.

About 8:15 a.m., dozens of parents clustered outside the main entrance, many looking confused. Outside of the school, traffic came to a standstill along Northwest Seventh Street.

Teacher unions are urging teachers to go to work, and in most districts that has been the case. We've asked principals in Pasco County, for instance, about attendance, and they've reported no "blue flu" to speak of.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:57am]


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