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.
It was a moment Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones remembered clearly — even though