Saturday, April 17, 2021
April 17, 2021

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Letter: Get teachers back to work


Almost every day this week, I have seen articles about teachers and teachers unions fighting having to go back to work.

Locally I have seen at least two stories about two different districts, Camas and Battle Ground, trying to get levies passed.

There has been this constant argument about the school teachers and others not wanting to work for fear of COVID. They don’t want all that contact with their students.

However, last night I was on my way out to Battle Ground. On the corner of 119th Street and 72nd Avenue there must of been a dozen or so school employees out there waving signs, talking, gathering, having a good time. They were congregating to get more money for the school levies.

How is it they can congregate to get money for a job they are not doing, but they cannot congregate to do their job?

Seems kind of hypocritical that they can go out and keep asking for more and more money, and have a big party on the side of the road, but they are not willing to work for the money they already have.

I say none of the schools get one more dime, until all the public school kids, K-12, are back in school.

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