I usually turn on my televison in the morning for some much-needed 5 a.m. stimulation. Because I'm rushing about in an attempt to get out the door on time, I don't always pay close attention. So on Tuesday, when I heard something about a settlement in the teacher's contract, I thought I was hearing things.
Later, in the car, I heard the full story on 1010 WINS. And I think frustration was my first feeling, stemming from the fact that I think the Mayor is an asshole and he's gotten his way again. The early settlement has nothing to do with goodwill and support for the teachers. It has everything to do with taking away our opportunity to attempt to get back what we've lost.
The Mayor continues to count on us to see dollar signs and nothing else. And based on the reactions of some of my colleagues thus far, it'll work. Again.