Oakland School District begins interviewing teachers

OAKLAND, CA

They will need nearly 2,500 fill-ins if the current teachers follow through with a planned one-day strike next month. The district says it is interviewing "emergency temporary teachers" Monday and Wednesday.

The district had advertised for the positions on Craigslist last week, offering $300 a day for substitutes willing to cross a picket line.

Oakland teachers have approved a strike for April 22 unless contract disputes with the district are resolved.

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