Monday, April 30, 2018

Arizona School Strike Continues

For a fourth day, most schools in Arizona will be closed on Tuesday.
The teachers say they are fighting for the kids but not all school districts are closed. The Lake Havasu Unified School District is still open. Apparently, they must hate kids.
While teachers have demanded a 20% raise they also demand more funding for school districts but they refuse to give a number that will get the schools open.
AZ. Governor Ducey has pretty much caved into some of teachers demands. Can' wait for other State employees to go on strike and demand more money.
As time goes on, it appears that this strike is more about politics than money. Since there are no firm demands by the teachers, the longer the strike and embarrassment for the GOP who Occupy the governors office and controls both legislative bodies.
From News accounts, some districts are allowing teachers to take sick time or comp time. That's disgraceful.
Having been a teacher for 20 years, I find the behavior of the striking Arizona teachers disgusting.

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