Education: Strike

In Buffalo last week, 2,400 teachers walked out of the public schools into a 50-mile-an-hour snowstorm. Bundled up to their ears against the cold, they threw what they chose to call "observation lines" around the schools. Most pickets were as polite as they could be as 534 of their fellow teachers walked through the lines. At first, in the biggest teachers' strike in U.S. history, most of Buffalo's 72,000 public-school pupils had no classes, and the rest had only the barest instruction. Then the Mayor decided to close all the schools (before the...

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