Teachers: Showdown in Utah

In one corner are the schoolteachers of Utah, whose leaders are demanding more money—or else. In the other is the Governor of Utah, dead set against giving another cent—particularly when told or else. Both sides are fully committed; other states are intently watching; the upshot will profoundly help or hurt the National Education Association, professional organization of U.S. teachers. And the tide of battle seems to be running for the Governor.

The threat is posed by the 1,700-member Utah Education Association, which claims 98% of that state's public schoolteachers. In 1961 the...

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