Thursday, October 09, 2003

Day 38

Today we broke the record for longest teachers' strike in Washington state history. You'll forgive me if I don't do any celebrating…

The governor was no help. After meeting with some teachers today, he basically said, "Go back to work on Monday or I'm going to do something unpleasant." I can tell him that, unless something changes in tomorrow's negotiations, that's not going to work. The teachers are too angry and too determined to go back to work without a contract. The central administration has made it very clear that they don't care about teachers or students, and that going back to work will not be the end of this.

I feel sick to my guts. This is going to get extremely ugly in the next few days.

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