Thursday, April 28, 2016

Turmoil In The school District Where I Teach At

Tomorrow will be an interesting day at the Lake Havasu Unified Public School District/Lake Havasu High School.
There is talk of a student walk out to support the teachers who are facing a pay decrease of at least $2500-3000 from their paychecks over a 9 month period of time, mostly due to insurance premium increases.  The teachers also have not had a raise in over 8 years.
So, several hundred students plan on walking out of class at 11:00, but since Thursday is an early release day, they will be missing only 1 hour of class time.
In my 19 years of teaching, I have never been involved in this kind of action by students, so it will interesting to see what happens.
In Lake Havasu, this is a huge story, in Mohave County, it's an important story, in Arizona, it's mildly interesting and in the U.S., it probably won't even be a mention in any news stories.

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