Education: Deadlock

For more than a year, most of New York City's 242,500 high-school students had gone without outside athletics, school papers or senior proms. Their teachers, holding out for a pay raise, refused to supervise any extracurricular activities. Last week, in an attempt to end the deadlock, the city's Board of Education passed the buck to its high-school principals. Armed with a ruling from the State Education Department, it adopted a new regulation which ordered principals to assign "reasonable amounts [of work] outside of regular classroom instruction," and threatened recalcitrant teachers with charges of...

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