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Teacher Strike / New York City / Strike Numbers #2031

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 09, 1968
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(Studio) Report on New York City teacher strike.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(NYC) 90% of 900 public schools closed. 700,000 students out. White unions strike to gain job protection for whites in ghetto districts being taken over by black admins. [Parent Albert MOORE - says they don't need teacher to come in ghetto to help children because they're underprivileged. Children have same capabilities. If blacks rubbed some white children on the head, their parents would get mad.] [Brooklyn CORE leader Robert CARSON - says he'd keep teachers out of area because they're white. No white teachers interested in teaching black children. They'll be kept out.] schools shut down Tuesday
REPORTER: Jim Burnes

(Studio) Before 1965, teacher strikes rare. Number strikes consistently risen.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Burnes, Jim;
Reynolds, Frank

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