Pam Namyslowski is a teacher in the Detroit public school system who posted a letter on Friday, January 8th to a man named Darnell Early. Early is the city's emergency manager for the school system, and there is certainly an emergency right now. There are currently 24 schools closed due to teacher "sick out" protests. Teachers believe the conditions of Detroit's public schools are atrocious. Early disagrees, and held a press conference in which he said:
This irresponsible strike is damaging the young minds of DPS students, impairing their ability to learn for life, and making them more susceptible to crime and poverty. The people responsible for this strike should be fired and put in jail.
Teachers responded by calling Early a heinous hypocrite, seeing as he is one of several people being held responsible in a lawsuit over the use of untreated water from the Flint River that resulted in lead poisoning for many families and their children in Michigan. Many teachers are clamoring to be heard, but Namyslowski's words broke through after she took wrote Early this scorching open letter of condemnation on Facebook, which has quickly gone viral:
She starts out with reminding him that Detroit schools were in rough shape before the strike. Where was he then? Here's the full text: