Skip to comments.Strongsville teacher strike's damage to students' learning is hard to measure
Posted on 03/10/2013 11:01:40 AM PDT by EBH
Tom Templeton, of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, said unions there want schools to close during strikes. That way, teachers can make up the lost pay and families will notice the strike more.
"If teachers strike and districts continue to move on, then that waters down the effects of the strike," he said.
Neither of the nation's two largest national teachers union, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, would discuss the impact of strikes on students. The AFT declined because Strongsville teachers are affiliated with the NEA.
State test scores do not give a clear picture of how strikes affect students academically.
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Probably the best thing for the kids.
Send the teachers home permanently. Let the parents organize their own teaching.
These are some of the best paid teachers in the state.
Sadly, what they don’t seem to understand is Strongsville is what we call a “house rich ...cash poor” community and that was before the recession.
So the community is not behind the teachers on this strike at all.
” then that waters down the effects of the strike,”
Tough Ti—y A-hole! Typical union cr@p! “If we go on strike, you must close your business!” Kinda of shows that your withholding of your “skilled labor” ain’t such a powerful weapon after all, is it?
Geez: How plain is this.
The Unions want schools to close down during strikes so they can earn the money they lost when they open again and because the strike loses it’s flare if they don’t close down.
The Unions are trying to make their own rules for the strike. Fill the place with scabs and the kids will probably learn more.
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