The Nation : Teachers Reject New Offer
Seattle teachers overwhelmingly voted down a contract proposal, after the school district sweetened its offer by $1 million in an effort to resolve the nation’s largest teachers’ strike. The walkout involves about 3,700 teachers and 43,500 students. Elsewhere, hundreds of striking teachers in Pawtucket, R. I., again defied a judge’s back-to-work order after 25 hours of negotiations over the weekend. Nationwide, about 8,000 teachers were on strike, with nearly 115,000 students being affected by the walkouts.