- \ˈim-ˌpas, im-ˈ\
- French, from in- + passer to pass
Thanks to Webster’s for the above definition. Impasse is the word of choice for the contract dispute between the Baltimore Teachers Union and the Baltimore City Public School System. If you are not a teacher or school administrator, you might be wondering what is such a big deal about some planning time that it is stalling the entire contract negotiation process, leaving teachers working without contracts.
I’m sure that our two guests today, BCPSS CEO Andres Alonso, and BTU President Marietta English can shed some light on the issue for you. We’d love to hear thoughts from parents, students, teachers, and school administrators about how they view this dispute, and how the impasse is effecting them. Call 410-662-8780 during the show at noon today, or leave your thoughts here on the blog!