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I am not a teacher.  I'm just a parent.  But waiting for the results of the last round of bargaining between the Portland Association of Teachers and Portland Public Schools is so tough.

I know this is just a shell of a diary, but it's been a very hard 11 months, an even tougher few weeks and an interminable day and evening.  

We love our teachers.  I hope they stand strong.  Families are ready for a strike, if that's what it takes.  PPS has been so horrid.  

Thanks for hanging out with a strike-supporting parent.  We're all so nervous as the teachers' union combs through the district's offer.  PPS has proven themselves to be okay with union-busting.  So hard to deal with horrid leadership at the district level.

Strength to the teachers.  The parents are behind you.

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