Teachers: Showdown in Oklahoma

By a frankly hostile squeeze play, the schoolteachers of the U.S. are battling the voters of the state of Oklahoma to get more state aid for education. A month ago, in a referendum, the electorate decisively defeated a 10 boost in the state sales tax (presently 20 per dollar) that would have raised Oklahoma's niggardly education outlays. Encouraged by what it believes to be a significant victory in its recent boycott of Utah, the 940,000-member National Education Association responded by undertaking to strip Oklahoma of teachers. Teachers are being helped to move to other jobs, and out-of-state teachers are...

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