Monday, February 28, 2005

booya

this link is taken from posthipchick. what a way to make a point and prove the latent power that teachers have. our society needs teachers. and if you undervalue them, you're undervaluing the education of our society's future (the kids, dodo.)
hmm. imagine how desperate these teachers must be to go to such lengths. i wonder if it'd work in tejas...

BERKELEY Teachers cut back on work in protest. No raise for 2 years, no after school hours. Patrick Hoge, Chronicle Staff Writer Monday, February 28, 2005

Berkeley teachers, demanding a pay raise after two years without one, are refusing to work any more hours than their contract requires, and the impact is being felt throughout the school district.
Kids within the Berkeley Unified School District are not being assigned written homework because teachers won't grade papers on their own time. A black history event was canceled Friday evening. And parents had to staff a middle-school science fair one recent night.

for the rest, click here.

2 Comments:

Blogger Pigs said...

FABULOUS. I put that one on my blog too. Spread the word!

11:12 AM  
Blogger Uglicoyote said...

I caught this one too and posted it at The Endless Faculty Meeting. There may be more to itthan this and it might be better if the whole state were doing it, but basically I think its a great idea. I advocated this kind of work action in our district three years ago but we didn't do it.

7:35 PM  

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