Half a million kids and their parents are in limbo as teachers in the nation’s second largest school district prepare to strike. We talk with the head of the teachers union about their demands, and how long he thinks the strike will last. We also look at the deep structural problems that LA’s public schools face.
Demands of LAUSD teachers, and the structural problems facing the district
From this Episode:
As strike looms, what are demands from the teachers union?
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