Education: Selflessness in Los Angeles

Not only did 13,000 striking Los Angeles teachers vote to end their month-long walkout last week, they also rejected a 5% wage increase. They want the school board to use their raise (which would have cost $18 million) to cut class size and restore remedial-reading programs.

The strike, which kept more than half of the city's 25,000 teachers off the job and one-third of its 650,000 students out of class, was called despite an earlier board offer of a 5% wage hike. The striking teachers insisted that the students must profit too. But the school...

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