Education: Beneficial to Children'

For a professional's view of the issues involved in the current wave of teachers' strikes, TIME Correspondent Marguerite Michaels talked last week with Terry Herndon, 36, a former teacher and now executive director of the National Education Association. Some highlights of the interview:

Q. What are the common elements of teacher unrest this fall?

A. For the most part they are economically induced. Inflation has affected teachers as individuals and citizens as taxpayers. The cost of everything is up for the schools, while schools are not able to generate new revenue because citizens are hesitant to increase taxes. This causes school administrators and...

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