I congratulate Superintendent Art Jarvis for placing me, an administrator, firmly in the teachers’ camp. From what I have observed and read, it appears he is not negotiating in good faith, does not have the true welfare of teachers, students, and their families in mind, and has lost touch with the value and power within individual communities that sustain their respective schools.
Yes, children are being harmed through this strike. Yes, families and communities are being stretched, some to the breaking point. Yes, teachers are being treated like pawns, not people. Yes, teachers and protesting students are being bullied. And the blame, in my opinion, lies clearly – clearly – in his hands. Stop pursuing agendas and start championing education.