The New Haven Teachers Association rejected an offer Thursday from district leaders hoping to put an end to a 14-day teachers strike at the East Bay school district.
The ongoing stalemate over pay comes as the end of the school year nears, leaving high-schoolers and graduating seniors in limbo. The New Haven Teachers Association, representing more than 560 teachers, are in the middle of their first teachers strike in the district's more than 50-year history.
"This is unprecedented here," said Joseph Geha, a reporter for the
East Bay Times and Mercury News. "These are kids who are missing 12, 13 days of education at the end of the year; some who are trying to move onto college and might have some conditional acceptance letter."
Students who wait on the final weeks of school to make up assignments, take their final exams and work with teachers to boost their grades aren't able to bet on that after all. Few students are showing up to school at all as their teachers hold picket lines outside of campus.