Monday, December 30, 2019

"Forget the S.C. teacher march?"

This headline appears on today, as part of 2019 political news.

This got me to wondering what will happen on May 1, 2020. 

Why May 1st? May 1st is International Workers' Day, also known as Workers' Day, Labour Day in some countries and often referred to as May Day, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement which occurs every year on May Day  (Source:

As a student in the 1950s I learned about May Day. It wasn't ring around the May pole. It was about Red Square and Russia. 

Will the Richland 2 School Board begin planning now to head off any "strike" or work slowdown by teachers in 2020? 

May 1, 2020 will be a Friday, perfect for a three-day week-end of Red4Ed. 

May 1, 2020 will be a scheduled work day, a day of school classes.

Richland 2 should not wimp out, as it did in 2019, declaring at the last minute that schools would be  closed. I can name the 4-5 school board members (included two who aren't even legal school board members) who will support the teacher's walk-out. Care to guess?

The School Board has a responsibility to the students, to voters, to taxpayers to see that schools are open and that regular classes are held. Teachers should follow class outlines and keep their personal wishes to themselves.

There are only four months for Richland 2 School Board members and administration to grow backbones and tell the teachers to stand down on a work day. Teachers should advocate, picket, protest, march, etc. on their own time.