Right after ending a five-year tenure as chair of the Santa Clara County GOP, Bob Nuñez landed a new gig as an acting superintendent.
Acrimonious negotiations are once again underway in the Evergreen School District. Sadly, this has become the norm over the last six years.
Recalcitrant school boards and some teacher unions are at the core of a new education battle. A report in the Mercury News last week found that the Evergreen School District’s teachers have been “working to rule”—which means only doing what’s required according to contract, and nothing more—for several months. This type of posturing only hurts students. It also damages the perception of teachers, and will only encourage the continued growth of non-union charter schools. Courageous leaders on both sides have the power to prevent this type of action, or a threatened strike vote by teachers. In order to restore the trust, board members need to take action to form a settlement.