The Seattle School Board voted to give Superintendent Nyland the authorization to take legal action against the teachers with the exception of one Director

On September 8, 2015, with the understanding that a teachers strike was imminent, the Seattle Public School Board voted with 1 abstention from Director Betty Patu and 1 descending vote by Director Sue Peters, to provide Superintendent Nyland with the … Continue reading The Seattle School Board voted to give Superintendent Nyland the authorization to take legal action against the teachers with the exception of one Director

A letter in solidarity with Seattle teachers by Rethinking Schools

The following is a letter in solidarity drafted by Rethinking Schools editors and staff: Dear Seattle Education Association, Rethinking Schools editors and staff express our solidarity as you go on strike for better schools for your students along with their … Continue reading A letter in solidarity with Seattle teachers by Rethinking Schools

Seattle Education Association’s Day of Service on Friday, September 11th

If no agreement is reached and the strike continues Friday, instead of walking the picket lines, Seattle Education Association (SEA) teachers and staff will be dedicating their time to community service in honor of 9/11. SEA teachers and staff will be … Continue reading Seattle Education Association’s Day of Service on Friday, September 11th

The 32nd District Democrats pass a resolution in support of the Seattle teachers’ strike

Do you think Superintendent Nyland and the school board (except for Sue Peters) will be starting to get the hint that they are on the wrong side of the fence on this one? Resolution In Support of the Seattle Education … Continue reading The 32nd District Democrats pass a resolution in support of the Seattle teachers’ strike

The Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle today approved a “Resolution In Support of the Seattle Education Association Contract Proposal to the Seattle School District”

It’s a busy time in the world of education this week. This afternoon the Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle voted to approve the following resolution: Resolution In Support of the Seattle Education Association Contract Proposal to the Seattle School District … Continue reading The Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle today approved a “Resolution In Support of the Seattle Education Association Contract Proposal to the Seattle School District”

You are invited to a Community Meeting to support the Seattle educators’ strike

City Councilmember Kshama Sawant invites you to: Community Meeting to Support the Seattle Educators Strike Thursday, Sept. 10, 6:00 PM  City Hall Council Chamber, 2nd floor 600 4th Ave (between Columbia & Cherry) Downtown Seattle, WA 98104 After months of … Continue reading You are invited to a Community Meeting to support the Seattle educators’ strike

How you can support teachers during the Seattle teachers’ strike and other pertinent information #4MyTeacher

The Seattle Education Association strike is on as of 7:00 PM this evening. I attended a meeting as the strike was being called that included teachers who have been on strikes and walk-outs along with teachers who would be doing … Continue reading How you can support teachers during the Seattle teachers’ strike and other pertinent information #4MyTeacher

Does SEA President Johnathan Knapp not know bargaining procedure?

Jonathan Knapp, President of the Seattle Education Association (SEA), continually points the blame of resistance to the teachers’ demands at the Seattle School Board in his Bargaining Updates, but maybe Knapp just needs a little lesson in civics, albeit very local … Continue reading Does SEA President Johnathan Knapp not know bargaining procedure?

It’s unanimous, Seattle teachers vote to strike and this is why

By a unanimous vote of the Seattle Education Association, Seattle Public School teachers voted to strike if an agreement is not reached by Monday, September 7th and here is why: From the Seattle Education Association website, the following demands have not been … Continue reading It’s unanimous, Seattle teachers vote to strike and this is why