Re: “Neither side wanted a teacher strike (letter, 9-20).
In recent years there have been several teacher strikes, not just in Tacoma but in the South Sound area. Neither side wanted these strikes, yet somehow they happened. The reasons are always varied – smaller class size, teacher evaluation systems, etc. However, these strikes had one thing in common: One side voted to go on strike!
Rather than staying at the table, one side determined that going on strike was in their best interest, the best way to achieve their goals.
Teacher strikers usually claim that they are doing it …