Re: “School strikes of choice – in Chicago and Tacoma” (editorial, 9-18).
I was saddened to read the editorial regarding school strikes. It is important to look beyond sensationalism to see realistically what a strike accomplishes, and it seems the newspaper was unable to do that.
No one on either side of the bargaining table wants a strike; it is always a worst-case scenario. But a strike does serve to make all parties stop to pay attention and focus on the real dividing issues of negotiations.
Neither Tacoma Public Schools nor the Tacoma Education Association was happy with the …