Vernuccio: Teacher Sickouts Hurt Kids

Mackinac labor policy director interviewed by Fox Business

Mackinac Center’s Director of Labor Policy F. Vincent Vernuccio joined Fox Business this week to discuss the widespread closures of Detroit schools caused by teachers calling in sick to protest potential funding cuts.

This is all about politics. They’re putting politics in front of the education of kids. … The union would rather keep their monopoly and keep these kids in failing schools instead of giving them choice and the opportunity to succeed.

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As Lansing debates how best to correct the financial mismanagement and failure of of Detroit Public Schools, Vernuccio stressed it is important to maintain school choice options, such as charter schools, so children have the best chance at succeeding.

Vernuccio was also asked to comment on recent anti-Trump protests by union members.

Watch the full interview at Fox Business.

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