My kid’s first day of second grade was supposed to be Wednesday, September 9. Only it wasn’t. After acrimonious negotiations with Seattle Public Schools, the Seattle Educators Association went on strike for the first time in three decades.
The strike ended up lasting for six days, which isn’t so bad considering how long some walk outs have lasted. But the thing about being in the middle of a teachers’ strike is that, as a parent, you don’t know how long it might last. Tomorrow is always potentially the first day of school, so you kind of have to behave as if it is.