|Teach-In at the Thompson Center (M.Klonsky pic)|
With that said, I have to give credit to the small band of city teachers who engaged in a silent teach-in this afternoon, outside the Thompson Center. The group posted signs that read: SHHH! Grading and Lesson Planning in Progress and sat in the blazing summer heat for hours, in symbolic protest.
|Phil Cantor (M.Klonsky pic)|
"I'm out here because teachers are being bashed in the media. Everybody should know that teachers work way more than the time they are officially on the clock. The mayor has taken back the raise that was promised us in the last contract, claiming that we don't work long enough hours. Now they're offering elementary school teachers a 2% raise (which is really a 2% cut in pay) to work 26% longer hours. What worker would ever agree to that?"