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Students Pull Off Thanksgiving Event, Despite Being Stood up by Protesting Teachers

essie2 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 4:11 PM
(1) I read the article through, twice, and I'll have to ask you to please indicate where it says "the teachers claim that the kids are they're [sic] life". (2) You might also give some consideration to the differences between the words "there" (adverb), "their" (possessive adjective), and "they're" (contraction). (3) "Once again the almighty green back trumped human life." No, it didn't. There were no human lives lost due to the teachers' action nor were they even in danger of being lost if other adults hadn't volunteered.

Students and teachers from Old Rochester Regional Junior High School have teamed up for many years to serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to senior citizens in the school cafeteria.

But this year the teachers thought it would be an opportune time to bring their complaints about a lack of a collective bargaining agreement to the community. How? By refusing to participate in the traditional Thanksgiving event.

That’s right, as a way to protest their lack of a contract, the teachers bailed on the students and senior citizens. But the students and a group of volunteers kept the tradition alive on their...