Thursday marked the second day on the picket lines for 270 teachers and the third day of marathon negotiating sessions in a nearly two-year-old labor dispute.
“We’ve been working hard all day to reach an agreement that enables students to return to school, but we’re not there yet,” said school board negotiator Timothy Holbrooke at around 10 p.m. Thursday.
That the two sides still hadn’t hammered out a new deal means 3,000 students will miss another day of school on Friday.
I just want to point out some math here. Assuming the numbers are accurate, 3,000 students divided by 270 teachers equals 11.1 students per teacher.