We are very disappointed with the lack of support The News Tribune has given to the Tacoma teachers. On two occasions, close to 90 percent of them voted for a strike. The last strike: 1978 or thereabouts, 33 years ago. Does that sound like a strike-happy bunch?
The TNT has crucified Dale Washam over the past year as an incompetent despot, alienating his co-workers and employees. Superintendent Art Jarvis approaches the Tacoma teachers in a similar autocratic manner and this is not considered worthy of a more in-depth report?
We have had four children in Tacoma schools, two now in college, and this has been a very positive experience. We have had good, caring and competent teachers who deserve the full support of the community and the TNT.
Also, please stop publishing anti-strike letters from readers outside the Tacoma School District. The overlying message from these readers seems to be: Teachers do your job and shut up. What an anti-American message that is!