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STRIKE: World watching lesson in democracy

Letter by Susan E. Preciso, Tacoma on Sep. 21, 2011 at 11:10 am with 7 Comments »
September 21, 2011 2:18 pm

As a member of The United Faculty of Evergreen, I support the Tacoma Education Association in its strike for justice for Tacoma teachers and their students. Many Evergreen students on both the Tacoma and Olympia campuses come out of Tacoma schools, and everyone in the state benefits from the quality education they receive.

From my 20-plus years at the college, I know that good learning conditions for students are inextricably linked to good working conditions for teachers.

I am proud of the many Tacoma students who have stood with their teachers, and in the past week have gained new lessons in how united communities can bring about lasting social change. As working people are we should not stand by as our public institutions are privatized and union bargaining powers attacked.

Tacoma is drawing the line, and Tacoma teachers are providing their students and community a powerful lesson in democracy. The state, the country and the world are watching.

Leave a comment Comments → 7
  1. PumainTacoma says:

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

    View (anarchy being promoted by unions)

  2. BigSwingingRichard says:

    If Tacoma was a quality school system, no kid would have to go the Evergreen State (and I use this next word liberally) College.

    Evergreen was the school where the faculty marched into the spring graduation ceremony to the tune of stripper music played by the faculty band and the rest of the graduation ceremony went downhill from there.

    It should surprise no one that a faculty member of Evergreen is pro-labor, pro-strike, liberal and thinks that law breaking teachers are being democratic.

  3. theglovesRoff says:

    And they promote standing in front of bulldozers…..

  4. Vox_clamantis_in_deserto says:

    Really… Susan, you could have stopped after your first sentence. But since you persist:

    As working people are we should not stand by as our public institutions are privatized and union bargaining powers attacked.


    And you teach English Lit? (Good thing it isn’t comp!)

  5. TNT Headline Editor Lies

    I mean really…..why does the headline imply that the letter claims something that it doesn’t? And this is not the only one.

  6. Vox_clamantis_in_deserto says:

    Uhhm, bB:

    “The state, the country and the world are watching.”

    The TNT was engaging in no less a degree of hyperbole than our esteemed letter-writer.


  7. LOL Vox, I was tempted to skip this letter to the editor after reading the first sentence. Pretty much told me what she was just by what “school” she teaches at….

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