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