I am not a teacher basher, or a union basher. I am a teacher and a union member!
But Oakland, California's union, the OEA, has put out a letter to parents regarding a one-day strike that teachers hope will bring about negotiations that were ended when the school board decided to impose a contract on the teachers, as districts are allowed to do under certain circumstances.
The letter, below, starts out fine. It's the last paragraph. Go read it...
There is a thread going on at The Education Report, a local blog by a local reporter. I made some comments there, and folks responded.
I think the letter is outrageous and they should be ashamed of themselves and retract it. What do you all think?