No question about it. The Board is trying to selling its case to some people in Waukegan. Community support for teachers seems exceptionally high regardless. Parents and students are lending strong support to their teachers.
Eduhonesty: I’m surprised this story has not gotten more play. We are talking about 1,200 employees. That’s a number that ought to garner news coverage all over the place. I wish more people were talking with the teachers. The nonmonetary issues need to be brought to the forefront so that people can understand how current educational approaches and policies compromise the education of America’s children. The monetary issues also beg discussion. Parents are tired of qualified teachers leaping to other districts that pay more.
In the meantime, 17,000 students are still out of class.