Tish Rice, left, president of the Fresno Teachers Association union, reacted strongly to published comments by Fresno Unified School District board president Brooke Ashjian, right, that the district’s teachers will “probably” strike.
Tish Rice, left, president of the Fresno Teachers Association union, reacted strongly to published comments by Fresno Unified School District board president Brooke Ashjian, right, that the district’s teachers will “probably” strike. Fresno Bee file
Tish Rice, left, president of the Fresno Teachers Association union, reacted strongly to published comments by Fresno Unified School District board president Brooke Ashjian, right, that the district’s teachers will “probably” strike. Fresno Bee file

School board president sparks teacher outrage for saying strike is likely

December 11, 2017 03:11 PM

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