Montgomery County State Representative Kate Harper says she will vote for a bill to ban teacher strikes in Pennsylvania if it gets to the house floor. She says teaching our children is a very important and sensitive responsibility, and teacher walkouts should not be allowed to disrupt it.
“There are certain public workers who shouldn’t be allowed to strike because their striking is extremely disruptive to the job they have to do. Police, for example, paid firefighters, and I think schoolteachers also should not be allowed to strike.”
Harper says she believes teachers should be well paid, and they are well paid. She says Pennsylvania has some of the highest teacher salaries in the country, even in small rural districts.