I have an issue with striking teachers in general. I understand the need for negotiations to obtain good working conditions, pay, and benefits. It is when they allow their need for control to interfere with the education of children. Tacoma teachers in Washington are now striking despite a court order calling for them to return to work. There was even one teacher interviewed who said that he is doing this to "model to our students what correct behavior looks like..." Hmmm, sounds hypocritical to me but what do I know, I homeschool my children!
Here's the audio if you want to hear it for yourself.
More audio at MyNorthwest.com
If that's not enough to get your blood boiling, just take a peek at this short video of a child being told that he won't be going to school because of the teacher's strike. Poor little guy!