Held Captive by a Teacher Union Strike
Tillie Elvrum recounts what it was like for her special-needs son and family to be held captive by a teacher strike in the74million.org. Terry Moe, Chairman of the Political Science Department at Stanford University, promoted online schools in his groundbreaking book about teacher unions, Special Interest. Ms. Elvrum’s story confirms Professor Moe’s statements.
I know a thing or two about teachers union strikes. For three consecutive years, my son’s kindergarten, first-, and second-grade education was interrupted by strikes in our A-rated suburban Scranton, Pennsylvania, district. Every year, for days and weeks at a time, his schooling was completely cut off. One strike lasted several weeks, and the teachers returned to their classrooms only because they were ordered to by the court. Who knows how long the strike would have continued.