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November 16, 2007

No News Yet

As of right now, 8:37 p.m., there hasn't been any news about the talks between the teachers' union and the school board.

Our NBC station has video from their six o'clock newscast, while the CBS station has had this blurb up for most of the day.

I'm hoping against hope that some kind of agreement can be reached. This strike has done more than pit the teachers against the board; there are hard feelings and rifts all over the community.

I've found that strikes, like a death in the family, bring out the best and worst in people. It's kind of sad, really, because this is a time for us as a community to join together for a positive outcome, but instead emotions have gotten stirred up, rumors have been spread....

Hell, I've essentially been called cheap for not voting in the levy! (I've said it before and I'll say it again, I don't trust the current administration with that money!)

I just want the kids to get back to school, back the teachers they've come to know, the routines they've gotten used to.

I can't help but wonder, though, what will happen once the smoke clears and the kids are back in school. Will the same parents that have been rallying to support the teachers stay motivated to save the district? Will we have the same passion to direct towards stopping the closure of another building?

If we are truly "united" for our kids, then we have to stop the bickering and sniping and think "big picture." Our district's woes extend far past the teachers.

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Posted by Groovyvic at 08:38 PM | Comments (0)