This editorial will appear in tomorrow’s print edition.
Decisions to strike are made by unions, so the responsibility for opening Tacoma’s schools on time Thursday rests squarely on the Tacoma Education Association.
Advice: Be there for the children.
This is not question of caving in on everything vs. shutting down the schools. The TEA has a third option – temporarily working without a contract, which is commonly done when public employee unions are at impasse with employers.
It’s not a good option, just the least bad. The school district and the union must figure out how to swallow the Legislature’s …