This news article was from the July 1985 issue of With a Little Help From my Friends. They wrote it from newspaper stories from the Daily Express (6/6/85) and The Sunday Mirror (6/9/85)
Paul's gotten himself into "trouble" with the press for losing his temper on seeing the teachers at James' school on strike this past June. When he drove James to school that day he was handed a leaflet by Brian Moses, an English teacher there which explained their case for the strike. "Take a good look, they're striking teachers," he told James, and to Mr. Moses, he said, "Did teachers go on strike when you were at school?" After the confrontation, he drove James back home. Mr. Moses said that he was rather taken aback by the whole thing, especially as Paul had been a hero of his. "It was the first time I had met Mr. McCartney and I felt very sad that he should react the way did. The leaflet I handed to him and to other parents was just stating our case and explaining how far our salaries have dropped in the last few years. I did explain to Mr. McCartney and the other parents -- and the leaflet stated it -- the teachers were sad and reluctant to have to take such action. I wish Mr. McCartney had discussed it with me. He has a point of view, and a right to his own opinion, which I would now dispute for one moment. But he didn't give me a chance to talk to him."
Paul, it seems, was so upset because it so happened at that time the kids were about to take a big exam, and he felt that the strike was hurting the kids most of all. Linda said about a week later, "Paul was just expressing his opinion. We are just normal people and he is entitled to have an opinion like anyone else. Paul and I don't believe strikes should affect ordinary people like children preparing for exams. It's a similar situation to when miners go on strike in the winter and the cold affects old people. It's the innocent who suffer. We both simply believe industrial disputes like this school should be sorted out by the people at the top sitting calmly and talking about it.