(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – On Monday, families in Massachusetts filed in court calling for an end to the teachers’ strike.
The filing was made to the Middlesex Superior Court, where Lital Asher-Dotan put forward an Emergency Motion to Intervene calling for the court to take action in order for the Newton Teachers Association (NTA) to stop their strike. The mother of three argued in her filing that this strike had “detrimental effects” on the education, well-being, and extracurriculars of school children.
The motion also stated that the lack of structure in the educational system currently was harming the progress that these children were making. As it was pointed out, regular practice is essential for children to learn and understand new concepts.
The motion proceeds by noting that the academic and developmental losses for students extended well beyond the school classroom, and adding some more school days at the end of the year would not address this detriment.
The motion has been supported by approximately 20 other families who sent in letters of support.
The strike in Newton first started on January 19 and has resulted in the Newton Public School canceling classes. On Sunday the Newton School Committee and NTA met to discuss the terms for ending the strike, however, so far there has been no agreement leading to the strike continuing for the 11th day.
On Monday the schools in the area remained closed while it is still unclear when they would be reopening. In the state of Massachusetts, teachers are not legally allowed to strike. The NTA has previously had to deal with total fines amounting to $425,000 as well as an additional $50,000 in fees each day.
An NTA spokesperson told Fox News Digital that the union has spent every possible moment trying to reopen schools. However, they argued that they were no longer willing to work in conditions that were putting children at risk and did not meet their needs. They added that it was not possible for union members to return to their jobs until a fair contract has been settled.
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