- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - The emergency manager running Detroit’s troubled public schools says it’s “unacceptable” and “unethical” for teachers to call in sick and force the cancellation of classes.

King and Renaissance high schools were closed Thursday because of a lack of teachers. Cass Tech High School and other schools were closed earlier this week.

Many teachers in Detroit are dissatisfied with their pay and the district’s poor finances. Gov. Rick Snyder wants to pay off the debt and spin off a new district, but he lacks support so far in the Legislature.

Detroit schools are run by a Snyder appointee, emergency manager Darnell Earley. He says he doesn’t disagree with the concerns of teachers but calls the sick days “misguided.”

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