March 21, 1990

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As West Virginia's first statewide teachers' strike entered its second week, the state superintendent ordered all schools in the state closed for a "cooling-off period" last Thursday and Friday after striking teachers rejected a proposed settlement offered by Gov. Gaston Caperton
he issue of who would speak for West Virginia's teachers--already complicated by the fact that the state has no collective-bargaining statute for public employees--became a sore point in the teachers' strike last week.
The National Council on Crime and Delinquency recently reported that the number of young people incarcerated in the United States reached 53,000 last year--the highest number in the nation's history, despite a decline over the last decade in the juvenile population.
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