The California Teachers Assn has been constantly preaching in recent year how vital class size reduction was to the education of our children. Now, when the rubber meets the road, Natomas Teachers would rather take their automatic raises than avoid class size increases. The teachers union even stood by while their own members got layoff notices this summer instead of agreeing to concessions that would have saved their jobs.
They're "for the kids". They're for "solidarity". They're for "raises, rights, respect."