Listen: USD, Ellie And Ten Percent discussed on All Things Considered
"Then things got worse when eleven striking teachers were arrested for trespassing at school district headquarters, these teachers being manhandled and test and dragged off to jail. And they're all middle aged women elementary teachers, you know. It was the biggest blunder the school district. Amidst growing tensions and agreement was finally hammered out in nine days after it started the teachers strike came to an end the results were mixed in the short term that teachers got much of what they wanted including more say in school, governance and big pay increase. But as Ellie USD deficits grew the higher salaries became controversial three years after the strike. Teachers accepted a ten percent pay cut in the current standoff. The A USD says teachers demands for more pain greater hiring will bankrupt the district"