Sub days soon coming to a temporary end...

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  1. springmac

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    The district in which I sub is going on strike. Yes, I am on the lists at other districts, however, my children will now be home due to the strike. Groan...
     
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    I'm sorry, springmac.
     
  4. TamiJ

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    Sorry to hear that. Hopefully they can settle something quickly.
     
  5. Ms. I

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    Oh dear, hope things are back to normal soon!
     
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    The only time I have ever heard of a teacher strike at all is from a to z guys and gals!! I have never heard in these situations of the children staying home from school. The only thing I have heard were subs getting called in their place.
     
  7. Ms. I

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    I hope that never happens to my district. It's a good thing I'll have my SLPA license before the yr's over where I could soon work at private practices or hospitals.
     
  8. springmac

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    It stinks! They did go on strike. It will most likely last until December 6th, at that time the state will force the teachers to return.
     
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    So does that mean your children won't have school until December 6th?

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  10. springmac

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    That is correct. They may go back sooner if teachers and administration can strike a deal, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen.
     
  11. kcjo13

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    WHAT!?!?! What are they going to do? And will they end up going into July???
     
  12. springmac

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    They are not allowed to go beyond June 30. The state basically tells the teachers how long they can strike & still get the 180 days in by June 30. So...the kids will probably lose all the breaks & go until the end of June.
     
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    Wow!! That is INSANE! How do the parents feel? That is such a burden since they will have to find day care or like you, not work...Can you maybe babysit some of your childrens classmates during the day for some extra money? Think of it as a buisness opportunity, send out some emails or calls to their parents and put the offer out there...you can even do educational activites each day.

    Are parents enrolling their kids in private school bc of this?
     
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    Wow. Unfortunately, it is situations like this that give teachers a bad name. I am NOT in any way saying these teachers don't NEED to strike, but it is still unfortunate for the kids.
     
  15. Ms. I

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    Woah, so no wk off or 2 wks off for Thanksgiving & Christmas, except the day of the holiday itself?! Eek!
     
  16. springmac

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    Pretty much. We won't have a revised calendar until the strike ends.
     
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    So sorry springmac, what a bad situation all the way around.
     
  18. springmac

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    Yes, it is. I hope they are able to get it resolved soon so everyone can go back sooner. It's creating a lot of tension in our community. People are so quick to judge the teachers. They didn't want to go on strike. This was a last resort.
     
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    Teacher strikes seem very rare and teachers still have a terrible name, and probably always will. It has nothing to do with strikes. I don't know why these teachers are striking, but teachers as a group do need to speak up more IMO, that's just me though, and maybe things would be slightly better and the turnover, depression, and burnout wouldn't be so dismal in this field.

    Police officers and firefighters strike very often here, and no one ever says it's unfortunate for crime and members of the community. Every other "profession" bands together and stands up for themselves, teachers should do a lot more of it.
     

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