December 11, 2007

Protest Under Cover

Justin Katz

Not a group to let some rain disrupt their protest, the teachers stood at their seats in the auditorium before tonight's Tiverton School Committee meeting:


My habitual area for sitting is occupied, so I thought it best to hide in back. (That, and I'm afraid that Pat Crowley might be in the audience and offend me with hand gestures.)


I should note that, from my more discreet vantage point, I can see one teacher who appears to be using this time to correct papers. I'm not sure what the unionistas would say about that, but as a parent, I find it encouraging. (Although, when one considers that she appears to be the only one...)

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Depends what one values. Is it more important to get the teachers back into the classroom, or hold off on class until the contract is settled and kids can attend class in a less poisonous atmosphere?
The School Committee chose the former, and will just have to live with the atmosphere. Or it can choose the nuclear option and lock out the teachers, even though it probably serves the interests of neither side.
Binding arbitration's the only way out of this. The sooner both sides realize it, the better.

Posted by: rhody at December 11, 2007 7:55 PM

The sooner the unions realize the party is over the sooner we can get back to doing things for all of the RIGHT reasons.

Posted by: Greg at December 11, 2007 8:30 PM

"Binding arbitration's the only way out of this"

Binding arbitration is always a win exclusively for the union side, Rhody.

Posted by: Monique at December 12, 2007 6:26 PM
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