A last word from our striking teacher. “Well, its over. The tentative agreement wasn’t the best, but under the circumstances it was probably the best that could be achieved with such an intractable, obstinate board. Some teachers are overjoyed, while…
by Heather Pritchard • • Comments Off
I want to make a note that this was posted last night at Daily Kos before the announcement that the strike was over. Â It was in response to a post over at Red County and an attempt as a parent…
by Dan Chmielewski • • 1 Comment
We have received a complaint that verbage related to our coverage of this strike was inserted into a letter to the editor at the OC Register. Now the Register does have a right to “edit” Letters to the Editor for brevity, (but anyone who reads them regularly knows accuracy is quite another issue).
by Dan Chmielewski • • 22 Comments
Attendance on the line was down in some ways, and up in others. Some teachers had their layoff hearings today and couldnâ€™t be there, but on the bright side, several teachers who worked yesterday came out and struck with us today – awesome! Think about that – teachers who are under risk of being laid off are striking. This should indicate just how serious this whole strike is to the future of our profession.
by Dan Chmielewski • • 3 Comments
A first hand account from a striking teacher: “It was a wonderful day. we had super turnout at Aliso Niguel High school, and wonderful student and parental support! Former students arrived to walk with us. We arrived bright and early to set up. It may be that the scabs thought they wouldn’t have to pass by us, but we started arriving before six AM. School was a disaster.”