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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Another Amona?

That's what we feared as we approached the large plaza by the Tel Aviv Museum.

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Those horses looked too familiar to those who had seen them up close while protecting Amona. We didn't feel any better when we saw the riot police.
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We're just some underpaid teachers protesting the worse than insufficient government offers at the rally called by our union, the Irgun Morim.
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Thousands of teachers demonstrated last night in Tel Aviv. Teachers came from all over the country. The teachers I work with in The Mateh Binyamin Yeshiva High School left work early to meet the bus that left from Pisgat Zeev, Jerusalem. We picked up more teachers on the way in Ramot, Givat Zeev and Shilat.

I couldn't resist photographing the setting sun as we rode there.

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During the demonstration, the male teachers in our delegation had no problem rounding up a minyan for the Evening Prayers.
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The demonstration was orderly; there was no need for police, mounted or otherwise. It was a definite provocation to have them "guarding" us.
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The Olmert-Yuli Tamir Education Reforms will only make things worse for teachers and students. They don't improve education at all. That's why we must strike. In my school, we don't usually strike, and we're having another staff meeting to vote on it.
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2 comments:

Ben-Yehudah said...

B"H Batya, nothing could be seen as more threatening to the government as religious and secular groups banding together.

Batya said...

yaaqov, totally brilliant
I hadn't thought of it!