Teachers at Anacostia High School walked out Wednesday morning over plumbing problems that flooded cafeterias and shut down bathrooms. “The issue is bigger than just plumbing,” said Ronald Edmonds, a history teacher at Anacostia who also serves as the school’s representative to the Washington Teachers’ Union. “It’s about disrespect.” Teachers have spoken out about overwork and unfair performance evaluation, in addition to the plumbing problems. The current performance evaluation system is “putting a chokehold on whether [teachers] are allowed to speak out about conditions that are just not right,” said WTU president Elizabeth Davis. “Teachers are just not willing to be a part of that.” The demonstrators finished their hour-long walkout before resuming classes. Read more here.
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