Parents have mixed feelings about the teacher strike that crippled the 29,000-student public-school district yesterday morning. Lizzie Skurnick told The Jersey Journal as she dropped her preschooler off at School 5 in Downtown Jersey City yesterday that she supports the teachers' efforts. "A strike is disruptive, but that's the point," Skurnick said. "What can I tell you, it's honestly annoying," one woman said outside School 11.
Thousands of Jersey City teachers walked off the job yesterday to protest stalled contract negotiations, leading to a chaotic day that saw boisterous protests outside city schools and a judge ordering teachers to get back to their classrooms on Monday morning. Students all over Jersey City skipped class to join their teachers on the picket line. Teachers at McNair Academic High School yelling "scab" tried to block substitute teachers from entering the school.
Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop said he's largely staying out of the contract dispute that has led to yesterday's Jersey City teacher strike, despite pleas by the teachers union to help broker a deal. Fulop, speaking at a City Hall press conference, said he's both sympathetic to teachers, who are seeking lower health care costs, and the school district, which says it is facing a $65 million deficit in the 2018-19 school year.
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