Wow! Let me start by saying that I completely understand your feelings as a parent of children being effected by the strike. This is not their fault by any means. But let me also assure you that a strike is the last thing that teachers actually want to do. As a teacher (I do NOT work for Alpine. Thank goodness!), it would break my heart to knowingly leave my students without a teacher. This is not a decision that any teacher would come to lightly. But what Alpine teachers are facing is a breach of contract which will severely effect their paychecks. Imagine that your salary, which is already limited in comparison to the work you actually perform (but that's another issue altogether), is suddenly cut by 30+%. That your health care benefits were being cut. Would you be able to survive financially if you were in that situation? Do you want your children's teachers to be living in a constant state of stress and fear because they cannot pay their bills? Before you start pointing fingers, why don't you try putting yourself in these teachers' shoes?
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