But the schools aren't spending more than they're taking in: the teachers have to make up the difference out of pocket. That's been the norm for some years now. The problem is, education is not a priority in this country. Schools nationwide have been getting short shrift and what's happened is that teachers are finally fed up with it; that's what's going on here. Isay; if you can't suport teachers then you are not for education. Teachers have no reson to lie about anything, up to and including the reason they decide to do something like strike.
I support teachers to the fullest. I hate teachers unions though, and despise them to the fullest, just as I do any public sector union.