It is rather the District and their spokesperson the UT that is hiding behind children in this dispute. I don't see the Superintendent or his UT supporters volunteering their time to coach a team after school or run a dance class or one the many other after school programs. It is teachers that give of themselves selflessly in this way because of their love of children. Now, feeling unappreciated, they temporarily take away their free volunteer efforts, and they are set upon by the UT as if such voluntary efforts are expected as a mandatory requirement from teachers. And where is the UT Board with their professed great love of children? Why aren't they saying that they will step in with this voluntary effort for a few weeks, to do what teachers do for free year after year?

The suggestion that any teacher in our district is ... See More