On Day 4 of Tacoma Teachers Strike, 'Sides Remain Far Apart'

Governing: Tacoma's public schools will be closed for a fourth day Tuesday as an ongoing dispute over teacher pay creates the state's largest work stoppage of educators.

The Tacoma Education Association, which represents teachers, declined the district's request for binding arbitration, the district wrote in an email update Monday night. "Both sides remain far apart at the bargaining table," the district said.

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