• Los Angeles teachers strike for higher pay, 640,000-student system shuts

    5 monthes ago - By Politicus USA

    LOS ANGELES - More than 30,000 Los Angeles teachers demanding higher pay walked off the job in the second-largest U.S. school system on Monday, union officials said, leaving hundreds of thousands of students in limbo, About 640,000 students arriving on Monday for classes at some 900 campuses in the Los Angeles County School District...
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  • Teachers take to the picket lines in Los Angeles

    5 monthes ago - By Politico

    The president of the National Education Association said that as a strike begins today in Los Angeles , teachers are optimistic their action will draw attention on the plight of public schools - just like in several red states last spring. “When we saw that redfored wave starting in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona last year, they took it to the streets, and the public then started to pay attention to what had been happening for years in their public school," Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the nation's largest labor union, told MSNBC in an interview that aired before the school day...
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  • City Section athletics are shut down during LAUSD teachers' strike

    5 monthes ago - By Los Angeles Times

    The high school sports season came to a halt for tens of thousands of student-athletes in the Los Angeles Unified School District on Monday when the teachers union began a strike. There will be no after-school activities on LAUSD campuses, including practices and games for winter sports , which...
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  • Los Angeles Teachers Begin Huge Strike

    Los Angeles Teachers Begin Huge Strike

    5 monthes ago - By The Huffington Post

    “I feel like it's not just about the teachers, it's about everyone,” said a student at the nation's second-largest school district.
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  • What the Los Angeles teachers strike means for public schools across the country

    What the Los Angeles teachers strike means for public schools across the country

    5 monthes ago - By Think Progress

    Los Angeles teachers began a strike on Monday to demand that their school district increase pay and take steps that they say will improve students' quality of education. This is the first Los Angeles teachers strike since 1989 and follows a year packed full of teacher work stoppages.
    United Teachers Los Angeles , which has more than 30,000 union members, wants the Los Angeles Unified School District to give teachers 6.5 percent salary increases and a $500 stipend for materials and supplies, improve charter school accountability, and acknowledge teachers' concerns about over-testing...
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