‘We say now’: The day more than 25,000 Florida teachers resigned over pay and school fundingBreaking News
tags: Florida, education, teachers strike
Some teachers left goodbye messages to their students on classroom blackboards. Others cleared their desks.
It was Feb. 16, 1968, a Friday, and a sign of what was coming that Monday in Florida: the nation’s first statewide teachers strike.
When schools opened their doors that day a half-century ago, more than 40 percent of the state’s teachers didn’t walk through them.
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