'A watershed moment': 31,000 Los Angeles teachers prepare to strike

The fight in Los Angeles is, essentially, a bitter family squabble over dizzying challenges and dismally inadequate resources

A nationwide teachers’ revolt that last year saw walkouts in West Virginia, Oklahoma and other largely Republican-run states has now spread to California, where teachers and support staff in the vast, sprawling, predominantly low-income Los Angeles Unified School District are on the verge of striking.

About 31,000 members of the local teachers’ union are threatening to walk off the job on Monday to demand better pay, lower class sizes and improved student access to nurses, psychological counselors and other key services.

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Source: The Guardian
'A watershed moment': 31,000 Los Angeles teachers prepare to strike