ELO teachers non-strike room
"We love our kids. We love our kids," said one teacher after the ELEA decided Sunday night not to go out on strike today. So it's business as usual in the schools this week. Or is it? Perhaps now it's time to reflect on the strike that never was. What damage has been done? Or do we all just need a break from all this? If the discussion here and the talk I've heard around town over the past months reflect public opinion, there is a huge gap between school and town people that isn't likely to go away overnight. Will we let the wounds heal, or will they continue to fester? One thing is for sure, we should all be happy about averting what would surely have been a very damaging strike. But where do we go from here?