Burrillville Teachers to Students: Let the Pawns Skip School
Shame on the Burrillville teachers for striking. As the people — especially parents — of that town are discovering, there is no better example of the teachers’ unions’ profoundly unreasonable power than their failure to obey the law and decline to strike. The district should fire anybody who doesn’t show up for work tomorrow, and we all should take the Burrillville teachers’ bad example as reason to end teacher unionization in this state.
As a first step, I wonder whether a movement could be formed to make it mandatory that future strikes in Rhode Island will be punished with lost jobs, with the deadline for contract signing a few months before the first day of school.