Seattle Teacher Strike Ends
What the heck just happened in Seattle? Mike Antonucci gives his overview of the Seattle, Washington, teacher strike. Apparently teachers who are forced to pay dues to the Seattle Education Association (SEA) have lost even more than their forced dues to teacher union officials.
The union is touting a 30-minute guaranteed student recess (it originally wanted 45 minutes) and the fact that teachers will no longer be evaluated in any way on student test scores. These were important issues for the union, but the teachers didn’t go on strike for recess. What about the money?
The final result? 3% the first year, 2% the second year and 4.5% the third year with (apparently) pro rata pay for 20 additional minutes of instruction.