8½ fantasy

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EAW must be told: No more

The Education Association of Worcester’s demand that teachers in the Worcester Public Schools receive an 8.5 percent raise over three years in return for modest concessions on bearing a greater share of their health care costs reminds us of another 8 1/2. That would be Italian director Federico Fellini’s famous movie, an autobiographical romp that mixes fantasy and reality until the viewer isn’t sure what the man was thinking.

The EAW and School Committee remain at an impasse as 2011 dawns over a new contract; the main issue remains shared costs for health care.

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