Los Angeles to Go On Strike

According to the Huffington Post, Los Angeles teachers are going on strike on Monday, a plan that will impact about a half million students in the nation’s second-largest school district. The decision to go on strike is following 20 months of failed negotiations. It will involve more than 30,000 teachers at 900 schools. The strike comes after a “red state teacher revolt” that took place in states such as Arizona, Kansas and West Virginia last spring. "United Teachers Los Angeles is fighting for pay raises, smaller class sizes and additional support staff." They are opposing the Los Angeles Unified School District, which says it doesn’t have the funds for such changes.


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