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.”