Another group of teachers went up against corporate reformers and another group of teachers won.
Oakland teachers ended their seven-day strike on Friday, walking away with an 11 percent raise for educators living in one the most expensive areas in the U.S.
Oakland’s teachers, joined Los Angeles, Denver, Arizona, Oklahoma, and West Virginias’ twice among others in sticking up for the profession and public school and they all won too.
So where are Florida’s teachers, where are our unions?
Oh sorry, we’re going wear red for ed, and have post card parties, we’re going to write letters to the editor and here I am writing one more $#% $#%& %$#&ing blog and the sad fact is none of its going to make a difference.
We are not having a policy debate with reasonable people. There is middle to meet the Republican’s in Tallahassee in. They want the destruction of the teaching profession and public education and like Sherman’s march to the sea, they aren’t going to let anything stand in their way. They just can’t do it today but they are setting up tomorrow.
We have to fight for our right to strike, and we have to bring the fight to the public who have supported public ed time and time again when it is alone on the ballot.
Friends and we have to do so soon, while there is still something left to fight for.