1200 schools may be closed by UK teachers strike
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
The BBC has reported that over 1200 schools will be fully or partially closed by the national UK teachers strike on Thursday. 43 schools in Norfolk are expected to be closed, while in Bolton, 56 schools are expected to be fully closed.
The majority of state schools in the city of Bristol have already announced their closure, although many of the schools for students age 16+ are expected remain open.
The Guardian reports that the strike, which is expected to take place on Thursday, will be the first national teachers' strike in 21 years.
John Dunford from the Association of School and College Leaders told The Guardian that:
|Most secondary schools will be partially closed; a thousand could close. It will be very, very difficult for schools which have been on holiday to organise themselves this week.|
- "Strike hits 1,200 schools so far" — , April 21, 2008
- "Teachers' strike could shut 1,000 schools" — , April 21, 2008