[<< wikinews] UK teachers strike in first national teachers strike in 21 years
Thursday, April 24, 2008 

The BBC has reported that 8000 schools have been fully or partially closed by today’s national UK teachers strike. 
The majority of state schools in the city of Bristol are closing for the strike, although many of the schools for students age 16+ are expected to remain open.
Some schools that originally said they would be closed have made the decision not to close for the strike.
The Guardian reports that the strike, which is expected to take place on Thursday, will be the first national teachers' strike in 21 years.
Christine Blower from the National Union of Teachers, which is organising the strike, said:

Earlier this week, John Dunford from the Association of School and College Leaders told The Guardian that:

== Sources ==

 "Strike disrupting 8,000 schools" — BBC News Online, April 24, 2008
 "Strike hits 1,200 schools so far" — BBC News Online, April 21, 2008
 "Teachers' strike could shut 1,000 schools" — The Guardian, April 21, 2008