LAUSD teachers prepare for a possible strike

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Parents and students at Clover Avenue Elementary march to support the LAUSD teachers, and to shed light on the "charter issue we have here in LA”. Photo by Jenny Hamel/KCRW.

LA Unified School District announced today that it’s reached a salary agreement with the teachers union (UTLA), which came after a state-appointed fact finder recommended a 6 percent raise. But when we reached out to the union directly, they told us no agreement was made, and there are other major disagreements between the district and the union on class size, standardized testing, and staffing. So teachers could still strike next month.

School nurses march to support having a nurse on campus each school day, instead of having a nurse visit a school one day a week. They say it’s about the health of the children. Photo by Jenny Hamel
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Vicky Montes - English teacher and department chair at Bravo Medical Magnet School

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