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In the biggest teacher work action of the new school year, teachers in the Providence, R.I., school district went on strike last week, idling some 21,000 students.

As of last week, teachers in half a dozen states were on strike, primarily over economic issues, as the new school year got under way in most states.

Scattered strikes were reported in small-to medium-sized districts in Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere in Rhode Island.

While the number of strikes is fairly typical for the start of school in recent years, it appears to understate the degree of dissatisfaction teachers' unions are expressing, according to Carolyn Wallace, a spokesman for the National Education Association.

Many teachers have gone back to work without settling on new contracts, a situation that Ms. Wallace said could lead to more strikes as districts offer no salary increases, or smaller ones than they have in recent years. .

Vol. 11, Issue 02, Page 1

Published in Print: September 11, 1991, as National News Roundup
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