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Letter writers ding Arizona boycott, argue teacher seniority rules

Post by Cheryl Tucker on May 14, 2010 at 5:29 pm |
May 14, 2010 5:48 pm

What issues got letter writers writing this week?

No. 1, by far, is the Tacoma City Council proposal to boycott Arizona over its tough new immigration law. And there’s almost no disagreement among the contributors: All but one think a boycott is a really dumb idea.

No. 2 is the teacher seniority issue prompted by the article about a young, much-loved Mount Tahoma teacher who will be displaced to another school because of teacher union seniority rules. The letter writers were split on this one, with a couple seeing value in experience (one even said the young man should just consider himself lucky to still have a job) and others saying the seniority-trumps-all rule needs revising.

Read them on our letters blog.

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