A look at the history of teacher strikes in Vermont

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) The strike in Burlington Thursday is not the first time Vermont teachers have left the classroom for the picket lines.

According to the Vermont NEA, the state has had 26 teacher strikes.

Educators left the classroom most recently in 2014 when South Burlington teachers were off the job for four days. When that happened, the Vermont Legislature considered a ban on strikes and imposed contracts but the measure failed to get off the ground.

In 1978, an impasse lasted a week in Burlington.

In 1990, the Addison Northwest Teachers Association was off the job for 29 days.

The longest strike the NEA had on record is one parents and students in Hinesburg of a certain age will remember well. That's when kids were home from school from April to June of 1985, a whopping 87 days where teachers were off the job.