TEACHERS' UNION ENDS ITS CALL FOR BOYCOTT.Byline: - Daily News
Rescinding the call for a boycott boycott, concerted economic or social ostracism of an individual, group, or nation to express disapproval or coerce change. The practice was named (1880) after Capt. of the Daily News, the union council representing 1,000 Simi Valley Simi Valley (sē`mē, sĭm`ē), city (1990 pop. 100,217), Ventura co., SW Calif. in an oil, fruit, and farm region; laid out 1887, inc. 1969. teachers voted 48-3 on Wednesday Wednesday: see week. to end the ban.
The teachers' union had reacted to a Sept. 5 headline some felt was an affront af·front
tr.v. af·front·ed, af·front·ing, af·fronts
1. To insult intentionally, especially openly. See Synonyms at offend.
a. To meet defiantly; confront.
b. to educators. The story headlined ``School kids lose again'' reported a vote by the Los Angeles Unified School District The Los Angeles Unified School District (the "LAUSD") is the largest (in terms of number of students) public school system in California and the second-largest in the United States. Only the New York City Department of Education has a larger student population. school board to cut $50 per student in classroom programs on top of a $40-per-student cut last year.
Executive council members voted after a half-hour question and answer session with Daily News Managing Editor Ron Kaye. He assured the council the paper did not intend to imply teachers were benefiting at pupils' expense but only reported the school board's decision.
``After hearing the depth of their concerns, it certainly made me more sensitive to their issues,'' Kaye said.
Arleigh Kidd, president for the Simi Educators Association, said the gesture was appreciated.