A strike by teacher assistants and administrative and custodial workers disrupted the first day of school in Israel. The strike especially hurt kindergartens and special needs schools where teacher assistants play a major role. Both kindergartens and special needs schools opened Wednesday, but operated on a partial basis. Parents and volunteers came in to help out in the classrooms.
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