Education: Non-Starters

At Norwalk, Conn. (pop. 40,000) last week, a tradition was reversed: the kids went to school but the teachers played hooky. Boys & girls reporting for the fall term were sent home again by the school superintendent and his janitors. The reason: all but eight of the city's 236 principals and teachers were on strike.

Norwalk's teachers took a 21% depression pay cut; in recent years they have gotten it back, but not much more. Last spring they organized an independent union, the Norwalk Teachers' Association, to raise minimums from $1,700 to $2,000,...

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