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Regarding the Portland Teachers' Strike

"The crowd finally reached the apex, where together we sat and occupied the six-lane Burnside Bridge, at the peak of morning rush hour, for several minutes of silence. We wanted to send a message to our school leaders that their refusal to budge at the bargaining table not only affects us. It harms our students and our whole city. Looking at the determined faces surrounding us, it was clear that despite doubts, we were not giving up our fight for the schools our students deserve."

How Portland Teachers Led the Longest K–12 Strike in Decades by Melissa Blount and Matt Reed, Illustrations by Joe Brusky

I'll let my partner and her colleagues speak for themselves here, but I'm grateful they spent the time to try and document the strike at this comprehensive level.