Absolutely it should be a public discussion. Experience tells me there is nothing more phony than all this secrecy involving contracts. Bring out the details and let the public understand.
Traditionally unions don't want that and that's why school districts are notorious for their secrecy on terms until its too late.
Mayor Butler's threat is just good public policy and we'd all like to hear both sides. Our radio station has two shows and anyone is welcome to bring in their talking points directly to the public.
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