Boston teachers rally to speed up new contract deal
Hundreds of teachers blew horns, rang bells and chanted “talk to teachers’’ at a rally last night at Boston School Department headquarters, in hopes of speeding up protracted negotiations over a new contract. “What do we want?’’ A female teacher yelled to the crowd. “A contract,’’ teachers cheered. Many teachers expressed frustration in interviews that negotiations have dragged on for 20 months and disappointment that school district administrators have often cast teachers in a negative light.