Telling teachers they will be paid and then not doing it is one of the fastest ways to have a full on teacher protest all over your district. That's Day 1 running a school district stuff.
My question to people here in the Dallas area is, What would you protest for? If you read comment sections, sit in lounges, talk to teachers, or keep up with Dallas education news, you know there are some upset teachers out there. That said, they aren't "refuse to come to school en masse" angry. Given that Texas is a right to work state, the decision to protest is very much a decision to put your job at risk. What would make you angry enough to do that?
I get that I'm a little more reckless than some of the very upset teachers I know. I don't fear district retaliation, at all. No, I don't have kids, but I have a mortgage and love health insurance just as much as the next teacher. I'm just one teacher though. It takes something extreme to mobilize an entire district into job threatening action. I wonder what that would have the be here in Dallas. Clearly Mike Miles, TEI, and school conditions aren't enough. What's our tipping point?
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