Capo to hire security guards if teachers strike
- April 9, 2010
- Judith Stepan-Norris, sociology professor, is quoted in the OC Register April 9, 2010
From the OC Register:
The Capistrano Unified School District is planning to hire private security guards for all of its campuses if teachers in the district go on strike in the coming weeks. The school district – Orange County's second-largest with 56 campuses – last month placed open purchase orders totaling $100,000 with two private security firms for an estimated 250 guards.... A local sociology professor who was asked to weigh in on Capistrano Unified's security plan said the preparations sounded unusual and unnecessary. "I don't know what would prompt such an extreme reaction from the school district," said Judith Stepan-Norris of UC Irvine, an expert on the U.S. labor movement who has no affiliation with Capistrano Unified. "You have teachers you trust your children to everyday. How can you imagine that they would become people you would have to defend from?"