All of us can remember the bully in grade school, or possibly in high school, and how that bully would pick on, and make life miserable for, the target of his actions. We also remember how chagrined we were to have witnessed what he did. It was an act of intimidation.
An incident occurred on Feb. 23 in the city of Glendale that had all the trappings of the schoolyard bully. Greg Krikorian, a local City Council candidate and Glendale Unified School District trustee, was confronted by the Glendale Teachers Assn. at a campaign fundraising event at Brandview Collection. Krikorian has, as a member of the Glendale Unified School District board, been in negotiations with the teachers' union concerning raising teachers' salary scales. Thus far, there is disagreement as to the amount of the increase, not whether there will be an increase. There eventually will be a settlement, as there always has been, and then everyone will go back to business as usual.