"What do you think of the teacher's strike?" Staff writer Carol Krucoff and photographer Michael Ford Parks went to Eaton School in Northwest Washington at the beginning of the strike last week to ask students how the strike has affected them .

Billy Robinson, 10, 34th and Lowell streets NW: "It would normally seem, 'Wow, this is great, no school,' but you get a little sick of all this confusion and the school board being so ignorant. I'm on the teachers' side, and I think they're doing the right thing.";

Anna Smith, 10, 33rd and Macomb streets NW: "My mother wouldn't let me go to school because of the strike, and I wouldn't like to have to make up the time at the end of the year. I hope the teachers get their contract.";

Rodrigo Diaz, 10, 29th Street and Cathedral Avenue NW: "We don't learn too many things now.I don't like it because they'll probably take the time off summer vacation.";

Alan Rothschild, 12, Cleveland Avenue and 31st Street NW: "I've been going to school, and it's been kind of crazy with everybody flying around the halls. It's sort of fun.";

Kattia Edouard, 10, Macomb and Murphy streets NW: "I don't really want the strike because I come to school to learn things. We're learning some things though. Someone's father who is a lawyer came and told us how a trial works.";

Judith West, 10, 19th and Kalorama NW: "I wish we didn't have to have a strike. The classrooms are all messy with papers all over the floor. Some parents are teching us.";

Heather Johnson, 10, Porter and Quebec streets NW: "We've really just been playing and watching movies. We did have a pretend trial and that was really fun. I wouldn't want the strike to last."