Education: Teachers v. Charwomen

In Denver 2,000 irate Colorado schoolteachers marched straight up the Capitol steps to ask Governor John C. Vivian a question. Why did he plan to spend eight of the state's $10 million surplus on roads, none on schools? They had some statistics to hurl at him: over 300 of Colorado's schools failed to open this fall because of a teacher shortage. There was a shortage of teachers because—as one marcher put it: "On the western slope of Colorado, they're paying sheepherders $140 a month, schoolteachers $110."

The Governor wasn't in. Across the U.S. last week, other schoolteachers, also seeking more pay, were...

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