This post is about the author’s experience with teacher strikes and their confusion regarding their mother’s disdain for teachers. The author goes on to discuss the successful negotiations between Westerly teachers and town officials, mentioning that the teachers have even agreed to pay a portion of their health insurance premiums. However, the author notes that the latest contract proposals have failed, and some people are against giving teachers raises or fair compensation. The author argues that teachers deserve fair compensation for their demanding jobs and that people should not discredit them. The post ends with a plea to support skilled teachers that make children’s day every day.