Education: The Hortonville 84

From his shop, Butcher Mike Arendt looked out across Main Street to the aging building that serves as headquarters for the town's striking teachers. Then he lowered his voice and measured his words carefully: "If it's not settled soon, the townspeople are getting ready to take things into their own hands."

At the red brick Hortonville Community School, Sheriff Calvin Spice and eight of his Outagamie County deputies sat in unmarked patrol cars, watching striking teachers walk the picket line. As cars of newly hired, strikebreaking teachers arrived, the pickets clustered around and...

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