What makes Oklahoma teacher strikes unusual is that the school district administrations are the default labor leaders. They are the real union stewards and at the same time they have masterfully kept the teachers poor and discontent. Now they are 'egging on' the strike and preemptively shutting down the schools to give legal protections to the teachers. Essentially; it's not a wildcat strike when the management effectively stages a shutdown. That's known as a 'lock out' by management.
The reality is that no one is taking the role of real management. Not the teachers, not the administrators, not the school boards, and certainly not the State Superintendent.
Essentially, it's now the challenge of the legislators to provide the maturity & taking control of a hissy fit. Will they encourage this lawlessness or condemn it?
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...