Seattle teachers went on strike Wednesday, Sept 9, which was supposed to be the first day of school for about 52,000 students.
Madison teachers allegedly violated a new state law against collective bargaining by public workers when they negotiated a new contract.
Calif. laws that give teachers tenure, the right to due process to prevent whimsical firing, have been ruled unconstitutional. We think it’s a mistake.
In case you’re wondering about the legality of teachers’ strikes, they are legal in Illinois and 12 other states. But that’s all, primarily because most state legislatures have put education on par with police and fire protection as essential services provided by government.