California: See You in September?

See You in September?

The surf was up and the video arcades were jammed last week as hordes of kids played enforced hooky, while their teachers continued striking in Los Angeles, the country's second largest school district.

The teachers want a raise of 10% this year, retroactive to July 1, 1988, and an 8% increase in each of the next two years. They also want to be relieved of school-yard duty and given a greater voice in running the schools. The district is offering a 21.5% increase over three years. Unless the walkout is resolved, it could postpone graduation for about 35,000 seniors and delay...

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