How to talk to your kids about the strike

Here are some questions that will help you start a discussion with your children about the strike at their age level.

  • For children in grades K-5: Here are some questions you could ask your kids about the teachers’ strike to start a conversation. (These are just examples to get you started, please modify and add your own questions.)

    • How do you feel when you see your teachers holding signs outside of your school?

    • Why do you think they are out there?

    • What would you like to see changed at your school?

    • Who is trying to change that?

    • How can your family help them?

  • For children in grades 6-12: Here are some questions you could ask your kids about the teacher strike to start a conversation. (These are just examples, please modify and add your own questions.)

    • How do you feel when you read things on social media and see posts by your teachers and other sources about their fight to support public education?

    • Do you agree with your teachers decision to strike? What are your friends saying about the school district and the teachers?

    • How do you feel about your class sizes and other resources at your school?

    • Would you like to see those conditions changed in your school? Would you like anything else to change at your school?

    • How are teachers on strike trying to change this? How does the District say it plans to change this?

    • Do you think it would help your friends, school, or community if your family supported the teachers efforts during the strike? The District?

Additional Resources:

Some parents have found the following books to be helpful in explaining the strike and collective bargaining to children:

Vania Alonso GodoyComment