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Teachers across the region have been on strike today, forcing hundreds of schools to close.
The dispute has divided opinion with a poll by ITV News saying that just over half of those interviewed opposed today's walkout by the National Union of Teachers.
The union said the strike, over pay, pensions and conditions, was a "last resort". But it was condemned by the government which said it won't give in to the NUT's demands.
From Sheffield, David Hirst reports.
Thousands of teachers across our region who are taking strike action for a second time in under six months.
In Sheffield today, more than 600 members of the National Union of Teachers took to the streets over pay, pensions and conditions. Around 220 schools have been closed across North, South and West Yorkshire with hundreds more partially closed down.
Teachers say that one of the issues they're striking over is an increased workload, but the Schools Minister, David Laws MP, says the strikes aren't sensible.
Teachers in Leeds have gathered to form a picket line as they strike over pay, pensions and work conditions.
Hundreds of schools across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire have been closed, affecting many pupils and their families.
The secretary of Bradford NUT, John Howarth, has apologised to parents affected by today's strike - but says he hopes they will support the teachers' action.
Hundreds of schools in the region will either close or partially close today as teachers take strike action for the second time in just under six months.
In Lincolnshire just six schools will fully close, whilst 63 will shut their doors in South Yorkshire and 11 in East Yorkshire as teachers strike over workloads, performance related pay and unfair pension changes.
Around 250 schools will close in West, South and North Yorkshire, with at least another 460 partially closing in a move which will affect thousands of pupils.