Portland teachers who agreed to go return to work after a month-long strike were gifted a two-hour late start. Getting paid to strike is so tiring. At the moment, the strike is over, but it’s worth remembering the antics and activities of the union members who pretended to strike for “the children” but did it for “raw power.”
The best part of the strike was when the Antifastanis, which are many teachers, began ordering the children to stay on the picket line or face the consequences.
Portland Public Schools @PPSConnect teacher Sunshine Meadow Mcfaul Amadoro (that’s her real name, she teaches at Grant High School) released a statement saying she would not write letter of recommendations for her students who don’t attend her political protest.… https://t.co/bYyKI1nFVC pic.twitter.com/CpfzQ3l1Dv
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) November 21, 2023
Sunshine Meadow Mcfaul Amadoro, a hippie-born teacher at Grant High School in Portland, teaches. She posted on social media that she wouldn’t bother writing recommendation letters for students who didn’t show solidarity with the teachers by joining the picket lines.
One member of the executive board of the union said it was wonderful for the children “to come [to the picket] and make our meals each day.” Emily Golden-Fields, a member of the board of the teachers union and of the Democratic Socialist Party, said that going on strike was a good teaching moment for the children.
Students learn to be leaders. They understand what civil disobedience is. They know what a movement is. Our community and our students are fighting with us for what families and students need.
She expressed concern about the “raw power” she believes the union is using.
That’s not all that she said on the Portland-area revolutionary granola radio station, KBOO. The strike wasn’t really about the children but about the revolution.
It was not about the children but rather the revolution that drove the strike.
Portland Antifa Association of Teachers is not a newcomer to social blackmail. They had previously ordered teachers to march in the city on the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving. The union then forced them to sit down on the Burnside Bridge and take over.
STRIKE CONTINUES: Hundreds of @pdxteachers are sitting on the Burnside Bridge as the @PPSConnect strike moves into its 4th week. Teachers tell me they’re frustrated by the lack of movement from the district on approving a contract.
They tell me they hope this sends a message: pic.twitter.com/7e6uClfVgp
— Savannah Welch (@svnnh_wlch) November 21, 2023
Portland Antifa Teachers doxed School Board Members by spoofing the addresses on Social Media.
Teachers were given a pass to threaten their students and community. The district also pledged not to punish any teacher for making such threats.
Brim Edwards capitulated after the mob targeted her and welcomed them with lots of exclamation points and heart.
— Julia Brim-Edwards (@BrimJulia) November 27, 2023
Some parents and citizens wondered why parents would bother sending their kids back to “school” when standards have been thrown out for the entire state anyway. How much more learning loss could be had with the teachers in the classroom versus out of the classroom, they asked. One parent wrote on a local social media account that “The kids are better off at home learning from their parents. They have a better chance of learning reading writing and math.”
Teachers complained of uncomfortable classrooms, rats, deferred maintenance, and greed. Whose greed? Not theirs, of course.
For their part, teachers were given more prep time and full pay for November when they didn’t work and received $120/day strike pay, along with their new, higher pay from the day they ratified the contract. Union members who worked during the strike won’t get “more than their salary for the work performed.”
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