Zack wants the teacher's strike to keep going on so they can continue to be off from school. They find out if the teacher's strike doesn't stop, it will hurt their chances for the academic bowl. Well, in real-life the teacher's strike would be much more serious for the students that would make all the students hate Zack and Zack hate himself. You see, in real-life, if a teacher's strike goes on for too long, then the missed amount of school days then start coming out of the students' summer vacation to make up for lost time.
What should've happened was instead of that stupid academic bowl, they would learn from Mr. Belding that the teacher's strike has already cost them the first 2 weeks of summer vacation. Zack surprised, asks what Mr. Belding means by that. Mr. Belding would tell him that because the strike has gone on so long, they now have to take time out of the summer vacation to make up for the lost school time. Zack asks why and Mr. Belding tells Zack that's how it works when school's been cancelled for too long and leaves. Slater grabs Zack by the shirt, holds him against the wall and asks why Zack didn't tell him this would happen and Zack says he didn't know. The other kids are angry at Zack, too. They tell Zack that they've all made plans for their summer vacation and if they have to cancel those plans because they're going to school during the summer, they will kill him! Zack would definitely have to fix this. When the teacher's strike is over, Mr. Belding says that school will be out before the 4th of July. That's good enough to save Zack from being killed.