September 09, 2003

Bonnie, that was great.

You pointed out something I forgot to: Most teacher strikes aren't about wanting a raise, they're about not wanting to take a pay cut. Seems like every time a contract comes up, the districts are trying to take away more than they offer in raises - something they no doubt have learned from big business.

Which is exactly the problem, schools are being run as if they are a business. Seems like a good idea to some, but in reality it doesn't work all that well.

Insofar as trying to control a classroom full of 8th graders goes: no thanks. Just being around them to fix shit is more than enough for me.

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