December 8, 1999 |
The rapists strike before dawn, while the sky is still a sore purple-gray and abandoned houses loom dark and derelict along the sleeping streets. They prey on girls. On schoolgirls, teens, walking alone to class. Tuesday night, police here arrested a man suspected in the rapes of six girls. "That makes us feel proud," Assistant Police Chief Charles Wilson said. But then he acknowledged: At least one other rapist is still on the prowl. A city on edge since September cannot yet rest easy.
September 10, 1999 |
Detroit's teachers ended a nine-day strike and finally welcomed back 180,000 students from summer vacation. The students lost six days of school to the strike by the 11,500-member union. The teachers agreed Wednesday to go back to work after the union and the school board reached a tentative contract over the Labor Day weekend. The teachers fought off such reform measures proposed by the board as merit pay and a longer school day. The teachers must ratify the deal.
September 9, 1999 |
Detroit's striking teachers voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to return to work today, ending an extended summer vacation for 180,000 students. The teachers approved an extension of their old contract while they hold a ratification vote by mail on the agreement reached Monday between the school district and the 11,500-member teachers union. The students have missed six days of school. The teachers struck Aug.
September 7, 1999 |
Striking teachers and the school board agreed Monday on a tentative contract that could end a weeklong walkout over reforms sought by the schools chief hired to turn the troubled district around. Teachers could be back in school by Wednesday, and the district's 172,000 students would return Thursday, negotiators said. "I'm going to recommend to the teachers that they accept this contract," Detroit Federation of Teachers President John Elliott said.
September 1, 1999 |
Detroit's teachers went on strike Tuesday, wiping out the first day of class for 172,000 students and thwarting one of the nation's most ambitious attempts to overhaul a troubled school system. The 7,200 teachers walked out in defiance of Michigan law, one day after rejecting a 10-day extension of their old contract. It is one of the nation's biggest teacher strikes in years.
September 25, 1992 |
Most of Detroit's 10,500 teachers defied a judge's order to go back to work Thursday, and picketed noisily outside schools. Negotiations to end the 3 1/2-week-long strike resumed. Teachers said they were willing to stay on the picket line as long as it takes to win a contract, even though school was to have started Aug. 31. The strike has prolonged summer vacation for Detroit's 168,000 students.