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Little Rock schools brace for possible teachers strike


October 30, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock's school district is bracing for the possibility of its first strike in decades because a state panel this month voted to strip the local union of its collective bargaining power, adding more uncertainty to a system that's been under state control for nearly five years.

The Little Rock Education Association's contract with the 23,000-student district ends on Thursday and the state Board of Education earlier this month voted to no longer recognize it as the district's sole bargaining agent after that date.

LREA President Teresa Knapp Gordon, who heads o...

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