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Heidi Adsett Joins StopTeacherStrikes

The West Chester School Board Vice President is named the vice president of an organization that advocates for "strike-free" education.

StopTeacherStrikes.org announced this week that West Chester Area School Vice President Heidi Adsett has been named the vice president of the grassroots organization that aims to make education in the state "strike-free."

“We are thrilled to have Heidi join StopTeacherStrikes” said President Simon Campbell in a statement released this week. “Heidi is the only person on the West Chester Area School Board who has publicly taken a stand against the threat and use of teacher strikes and the continued practice of compulsory Union dues payments for the West Chester Area school district’s teachers and support staff employees, and her commitment to the cause is unrivaled in Chester County.”

Adsett has taken both flack and support from district parents and resident for statements made in several letters to the editor that were printed in the Daily Local.

In the statement released by StopTeacherStrikes Adsett says:

"As we know, teacher strikes, and the threat of strikes, serve to damage childrens’ education by forcing school board directors to divert scarce financial resources away from essential educational  nitiatives for our children, and they impose a needlessly higher property tax burden on our homeowners. Every child in the West Chester Area School District deserves the legal right to a quality strike-free education and every taxpayer deserves to pay affordable property taxes. The commitment to my constituents to champion both these causes will take on a new level with my new advocacy role. In addition, I look forward to working with quality professional educators around Pennsylvania to ensure they have the right to freely choose the private organizations they wish to financially support.”

Bob Guzzardi December 09, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Attacking children is a disgusting as it is desperate. When there are no facts or reasoned to back up your arguments to force people to join a union in order to to engage in their chosen work, you attack not only the dissenter personally but her children.
Rosemary Decker December 09, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Star you can go check me out by calling the district, public record. I am nobody but Rosemary Decker. I have taught in the WCASD since 1998. I began my career at East High School and continued it at Stetson Middle School where I still teach. I am proud to work there and not afraid one bit to state that fact. You can pretend to attribute my identity to someone else, but try as you might it won't work. I am who I am, and have come out quite clearly in that manner. As far as passing around passwords - I have no idea about that - but that sounds a bit crazed to me and I doubt its veracity. And honestly - how would such information make its way to you? I would question that highly regardless if it were even true. In any case I have contacted Mr. Speicher, I have an attorney who I am in contact with as well. What I choose to do with that conversation I have not yet decided. But please know, your imagined ideas that all who post here are the same person is that - imagined. Come on down to my school and ask Dr. Cognato if you can observe me teaching. Would love to have you in. I am proud of what I do, and welcome visitors any day. I think you will be also quite impressed by the caliber of the students. I am so very proud of all of them, as we all are. What awesome kids - smart, funny, engaged, and truly the best of the best. I am confident our nation will be in good hands if they are an indication of the future - which they truly are.
Students1st December 09, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Where did I say that "all who post here are the same person"? what I said was there is an email going around that SOME of the twisted sisters pass around their WC Patch logon names and passwords between each other to confuse moderators - do you see how despicable you say I am out of one side of your mouth, but would love to have me in to your school .. out of the other side? - one thing I would bet the farm on, is that your Decker name has also posted on Patch with the same computer as your Binder name - your twisted sister conspiracy is becoming careless with its bullying attacks on the taxpayer elected.
Students1st December 09, 2012 at 03:59 PM
I can be reached directly, confidentially, and securely at: star_thrower@comcast.net
edufan December 09, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Rosemary, that was beautifully written. I, like you, am very proud to work at WCASD, and I am also so very proud of my students. I have such faith in our country's future if my students are an indication of things that wil be. Wow, Star. You sound rather defensive, and then paranoid. You might need to have your med levels upped. Please, for your sake, get to your psychiatrist.

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