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STRIKE: Jarvis pursuing agenda over education

Letter by Keith C. Ward, Tacoma on Sep. 21, 2011 at 11:09 am with 6 Comments »
September 21, 2011 2:19 pm

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.

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  1. PumainTacoma says:

    SEIU Honcho Calls For Mass Civil Disobedience To Create & Spread Crisis Across US

    View (anarchy being promoted by unions)
    http://www.breitbart.tv/seiu-honcho-calls-for-mass-civil-disobedience-to-create-spread-crisis-across-us/

  2. PumainTacoma says:

    Keith you are losing the battle. No more crocodile tears. Professional employees work long hours. You are no different than my peers. Your venting really tells the public how upset you are at having a job that is accountable to the public. Maybe you should work in the private sector and get up at 5am and home after 8pm (if you are lucky( while commuting to work, paying for parking, benefits and no overtime or comp time while working 250 days a year.

    Again for professional employees who do this everyday your venting is getting old fast. Be glad you have an “Administrative job” no less and go to work.

  3. BigSwingingRichard says:

    Jarvis’ agenda is to try to improve the schools for the kids, not maintain an organization which continues to place the interests of adults over the interests of kids.

    Maybe it is time you found another profession, perhaps one in the real world.

  4. BigSwingingRichard says:

    Jarvis’ agenda is to try to improve the schools for the kids, not maintain an organization which continues to place the interests of adults over the interests of kids.

    Maybe it is time you found another profession, perhaps one in the real world.

    PS: Are you the same Keith Ward who runs the UW-Tacoma copy center? If this is so, calling yourself an administrator is a bit of a stretch.

    And by the way, can you copy this post and get me another 5000, two-sided, three hole punched by tomorrow on lime green paper? Thanks.

  5. scooter6139 says:

    Why is it that the anti-teacher crowd believes if you teach or agree with teachers, you don’t work or live or believe or exist in the real world?

    I believe it is called projection bias.

  6. alindasue says:

    BigSwingingRichard said, “Are you the same Keith Ward who runs the UW-Tacoma copy center? If this is so, calling yourself an administrator is a bit of a stretch.”

    If he is the same Keith Ward, then he is the copy center’s manager. Last I checked, management is considered an administrative position.

    At least, it is in the “real world” that most of us live in. I can’t speak for your concept of “real”.

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