Tuesday, March 27, 2012

TEACHERS WHO ARE READY TO FIGHT BACK – ROCKFORD SHOWS THE WAY « Teachers Fight Back

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TEACHERS WHO ARE READY TO FIGHT BACK – ROCKFORD SHOWS THE WAY

A Golden Chalk Award goes out to the Rockford Education Association. Right here in my own community we might be seeing the start of a new era. A time when teachers finally become angry enough to fight for their dignity and the respect they deserve.
The Rockford teachers have set this Thursday as the beginning of a strike .  The REA voted 1,482 to 74 to go on strike. Negotiations between the teachers and the district have been going on since last April. The teachers have been working without a contract since July.
The teachers have stood up and shouted loud and clear, “we will not give back any of our benefits and bow down to insulting proposals from the board”. Let the new era of teacher courage and pride begin!
The local news media, much of the community, and civic leaders have been urging the teachers to accept the 

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