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November 09, 2007

Heating Up

The school board released surveillance video from the strike thus far; you can view it here.

'I can just imagine what the students are thinking to see their teachers behaving in such a fashion. It's inexcusable, inexcusable,' said Superintendent Lisa Carmichael.

You want to know what's "inexcusable" Lisa Carmichael? That you won't even meet with the teachers and attempt to end this crap. That you're more interested in scaring us, the parents, by threatening to close more school buildings and eliminate bus routes. That money, MONEY, means more to you and the board than the future of the children of the OH Valley.

You tell my two kids why they can't go back to school and see their friends. You explain to them why their mom has to try to keep their education going at home by finding stuff on the Internet, by practically raiding a home school mom's curriculum stores.

You explain to my children why they won't be going back to Edison next school year, and possibly not even this school year.

I'm not stupid enough to think that strikes settle quickly, that they aren't ugly, but this is only day three. What in the bloody hell is going to be happening in another week?

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Posted by Groovyvic at 06:41 AM | Comments (3)

Ironically, there is a subject/verb agreement error in the written part of the story.

I'm a HS English teacher. During our last negotiations, one of the board members stated (in front of our full negotiations team and other board members) that we are nothing more than office help. 1. That is an insult to the 60-70 hours of work a week that I do, the extra grad classes and other professional development I do, and very elitist. 2. That statement is demeaning to hard working people in offices. I used to be one of those people, too.

If you need any help with content in my specialty just ask. :) Strikes in our area have been known to go for a couple of weeks. Usually, judges get involved. Sounds like you have a pill of a superintendent, too (strike or not).

Posted by: RT at November 9, 2007 07:39 AM

Thanks. If you mean my writing, I apologize. It was early and I hadn't had my coffee, and I'm upset.

If you meant the story by the news station, well, that seems to be par for the course with them.

Posted by: GroovyVic at November 9, 2007 07:58 AM

Thanks for grading my writing, also. I mean, hey, I too have an education degree, in English no less. I know I'm no Hemingway, but give me a break.

Posted by: GroovyVic at November 9, 2007 12:57 PM