Laura Waters who writes at ‘New Jersey Left Behind’ highlights the new low to which the Newark Teachers’ Union has stooped in their fight against school choice. As Waters concedes in her piece, the loss of government jobs is always a concern but she rejects the notion that adult employment interests overpower what is best for children in classrooms. And the idea that teachers would be pressured by union leaders (in writing!) into refusing to help children in the lunchroom is so undignified it actually defies everything educators actually stand for.
Teachers and Aides ALERT–Cafeteria lunch lines are a disaster. The NPS terminated dozens of cafeteria workers and now expect YOU to pick up the slack. Pages 28-29 of the contract define who/how we are to volunteer for Cafe Duty and get PAID for doing this duty. Monitoring is NOT THE SAME as working or assisting in the cafeteria itself, or replacing workers behind the line. That is called being a scab. DON’T BE A SCAB!! Whats more important to a child, that he get his tater tots on time, or that his mommy gets her job back with benefits before Christmas. Any questions or concerns call or email us.