Otter: I think that this situation absolutely
requires a really futile and stupid gesture
be done on somebody’s part.
Bluto: And we’re just the guys to do it!
Our friend is reluctantly on strike. Here’s what she said:
“I don’t enjoy conflict. I abhor taking sides, and I prefer to remain behind the scenes. I want to be in my classroom. In spite of all that, I am heartened and inspired by my time alongside colleagues, families, and community members who also believe that class size matters, that special education students matter, that our counselors and mental health professionals matter.”
Teachers are the most important people on the planet, now more than ever in the wake of the pandemic. They have more than earned our support. What to do?
With no picket lines nearby to join, we organized the South Scottsdale version of the I ❤️ REA 5K and Ice Cream Social.
It was great. The Racing Piñata and a random dog even joined in. I figure when you don’t know what to do, follow Otter’s advice: Stage a futile and stupid gesture.
The run was fun, the ice cream came in both dairy and vegan varieties, and we terrorized a dog with duct tape. What more could you ask for in taking a stand?
Do I believe in unions? I believe in teachers. And ice cream.
Print out your own bib. Run your own race. Keep the faith.
Some lessons are taught outside the classroom..