Education: Lockout

One strike in the U.S. last week was hailed with cheers—and by those whom it locked out. In St. Louis some 70,000 school children found their schools closed on Monday morning. The school janitors, who had all but four master keys to the city's 137 schools, were out on strike. For three days the happy holiday lasted; then the Board of Education agreed to negotiate an average $10-a-month pay raise for the janitors.

Gloomily the kids reentered. And gloomily St. Louis' 2,800 teachers, whose minimum salaries ($1,600) are already less than those of janitors,...

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