On KUOW, they are discussing the strike. They opened with a single parent who was said she supported the teachers' goal but the strike was too hard on parents.
Paul Guppy at the Washington Policy Center called the strike the "nuclear option" and said "grownups" should work things out. He was challenged on blaming teachers more than the district and he demurred (and yet had nothing to say about the district and their role in this).
Parents, I have heard that many of you are very unhappy. It is now day three of the strike. So some questions:
- do you support the teachers' goals (and that is not just about salary)?
- how long can the strike go on before you think there will be hard feelings between parents and teachers?
- what should parents do to push the district AND SEA to get it done?