On today’s NOTICE News: Striking teachers and transit workers brought life to a standstill this week. We look at how inflation isn’t just an American problem. Plus: Our weekly NOTICE News Quiz! Here’s a transcript of today’s show.
- Why was it necessary for thousands of schools to close and nearly all rail travel to stop in the UK just because teachers and other public workers were striking?
- Why would inflation cause people to strike, particularly in regards to pay?
- Why is Ukraine concerned that a major Russian offensive is imminent?
- Disruptions in the supply chain due to the pandemic, and the war in Ukraine have been cited as two potential causes of inflation globally. Discuss ways a disruption in the supply chain could have caused prices to rise. Similarly, how could a war in Europe also cause prices to rise?
- Recently, there was a large strike of nurses in New York that claimed they were burned-out from the pandemic. What are some reasons that teachers might also feel burnout after the past few years?
- Our top story: UK’s Teachers And Civil Servants Join Mass Strike On ‘Walkout Wednesday’ (Reuters)
- Go deeper: Understanding Inflation: A Stop Motion Explainer, Parts 1 and 2 from PBS Learning
- Also making news: Ukraine warns a new Russian offensive is imminent as troops amass on the border (NBC News)