My wife's school district (she is a teacher) went on strike today.<br><br>I joined her on the picket line at 12:01 this morning and even popped up on the local news!<br><br>I am surprised at how nasty the board has been...their attorney even resigned due to their antics.<br><br>I have a feeling this is going to be a long one.<br><br>Since it requires a login, here is the local news story:<br><br>Huber Heights teachers hit picket lines<br>Strike began at 12:01 a.m. today, canceling school for the district's 6,800 students.<br><br>Friday, August 25, 2006<br><br>HUBER HEIGHTS — Teachers for the Huber Heights School District hit the picket line at 12:01 a.m. today, bringing a halt to the third day of the 2006-07 school year in this city.<br><br>The decision, reached Thursday night in the ongoing labor dispute between the Huber Heights Education Association and the city's school district, wasn't the one anybody hoped for.<br><br>"To me, I'm split on this. On the one hand there's the football team and kids not studying. On the other hand, there are teachers not making enough money and I don't think the school board is holding up their end of the bargain," said Sean Arnold, 15, a sophomore at Wayne High School, where the teachers began marching with picket signs and chanting slogans.<br><br>The strike of about 500 teachers and support staff began with no resolution in sight and no negotiation sessions planned, district officials said.<br><br>Just after 9 p.m. Thursday, Superintendent William Kirby announced the cancellation of school for the district's 6,800 students. Hours before, both parties remained steadfast. Neither offered concessions in terms of the contract, the negotiation of which began last May, Kirby said.<br><br>"The offer that we have right now is the offer that the board stands with," he said. "This offer is the final offer."<br><br><br><br>_______<br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Just after 9 p.m. Thursday, Superintendent William Kirby announced the cancellation of school for the district's 6,800 students.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Obviously not the same "Bill" Kirby as on WHIO. <br><br>***********************<br>[color:red]Nice Try</font color=red>
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I feel your pain brother. We have been getting screwwed by the city for the last several contracts. Of course we don't have the strike option, and TN is a right to work state, so we don't have much recourse but to take what they give us.<br><br><br>Salus populi suprema lex
Salus populi suprema lex
It's a terrible situation when teachers are so underpaid that it comes to a strike. I'm on y'all's side, all the way, don't misunderstand. We should hang our heads in collective shame.<br><br>Here's hoping you won't need to make much more home made chocolate ice cream.<br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue]. . . . like the devil in the deep blue sea.</font color=blue>
_________________________ I always deserve it. Really.
We have some wonderful parents that help out the teachers in all<br>our city.<br>We also have some parents that only really know the coaches and could care less about our teachers problems!!<br>Mr. Kirby's Old Board<br>Ongoing teacher strike reaches fourth day<br><br>Friday, August 25, 2006; Posted: 10:46 a.m. EDT (14:46 GMT)<br><br>story.gary.teachers.strike..jpg<br>Teachers strike outside of an entrance to Westside High School in Gary, Indiana.<br><br>GARY, Indiana (AP) -- Officials on Thursday indefinitely canceled classes citywide after teachers, striking for a fourth day,<br>http://www.cnn.com/2006/EDUCATION/08/25/gary.teachers.strike.ap/index.html?section=cnn_education<br><br>I would like for the parents of the football, and other sports, have to help in the classrooms atleast 3 days a year, and see what it is really like for the students.<br><br>I watched channel 7, 2, and see how the parents of kids in sports are being so unfair with the teachers.....we have a child in sports and the pee-wee coach saying he drove by school and had to explain why the teachers....never mind!<br>just check out <br><br>
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