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MEA President On the Picket Line

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MEDFORD, Ore. — After hours of mediation, the Medford Education Association has officially declared a strike on Feb. 6th at 6:00 AM. School is canceled today, and will be canceled Friday, Feb. 7th and Monday, Feb. 10th. School will be back in session on Tuesday, Feb. 11th on the School District’s consolidated schedule.

The District and MEA say they will be back in negotiation sessions on Saturday. Here is an MEA statement on the strike.

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  1. Steelheader says:

    Yes but its all about the kids. More More more. Gimme Gimme Gimme.

    Let them all go and bring in some new blood. Maybe graduation rates will improve.

  2. DAN says:

    I’M SO SICK OF THE UNIONS AND ALL THEIR GREED INCLUDING THE TEACHERS!
    AS I’VE SAID BEFORE ITS NEVER BEEN ABOUT THE CHILDREN!! THEY ARE THE PAWNS IN GETTING MORE MONEY AND MORE BENIFITS!! “FIRE THEM ALL”

    1. Chuck says:

      Oh! Poor Dan! You must have had a hard time in school, and that left you blaming the teachers for your poor performance instead of taking the responsibility for your own behavior and doing your homework, Maybe if you had, you could get a decent job yourself instead of screwing up the applications because you cannot even spell those big words naming things you would have received along with the job and the money and the security; they are called “benefits” and not “benefits.” Those damn teachers. Such wimps. What year did you quit?

  3. Kathey says:

    Medford/Jackson County school children are below the rankings of school children in other Counties in our State…WHY WHY should our teachers be rewarded for these rankings?
    I totally agree with the other comments…GREED that is all that it’s about for our teachers! They expect our State to go broke to compensate them!
    The MEA has more benefits, compensation, retirement and insurance benefits than most in our State…Not to mention the vacations!
    I feel we need to freshen up our schools with new blood!
    YOU GO MEDFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT…STICK TO YOUR GUNS!

  4. Chuck says:

    I see comments like Dan’s and wonder which overpaid crummy teacher failed to give him enough attention. I wonder how far he got in school. I wonder if he knows that despite what the superintendent says and the ads in the paper say, the teachers were finally offered a 2% CUT, not a raise, but a cut in income overall. Does that sound as if Dan knows or cares about the whole story, or is he still mad about how poorly he did in school himself. (By the way, Dan, when you start out using all caps, how do you emphasize something you want me to know?)

  5. Chuck says:

    I left two replies last night and they have not posted. Is it me or is it you? Please, if you are not going to post replies or you have some “censorship rules” … post them so I don’t waste my time.

    Or is this just a place where you are allowed to bash the teachers?

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