Teachers: A Fighting Mood

The nation's restive school teachers continue to display their fighting mood. As a statewide walkout in Florida went into its second week, new teacher strikes broke out in Pittsburgh and San Francisco and tension grew in Oklahoma and South Dakota. Teachers in Albuquerque went back to work, ending a six-day strike—but only after winning a commitment from New Mexico officials to seek more money for schools.

The Pittsburgh and San Francisco strikes were staged by units of the American Federation of Teachers (an A.F.L.-C.I.O. affiliate) in a drive for bargaining rights and school improvements. The walkout of 1,000 of Pittsburgh's 3,100...

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