Hint of new negotiations as LA teachers strike enters 3rd day

Hint of new negotiations as LA teachers strike enters 3rd day

"We are more convinced than ever that the district won't move unless there is a strike".

Parent Julie Ortega, who joined Estrada and other teachers on the picket line at Hollenbeck Middle School, said that although she's tired of the possibility of a drawn-out strike, she's ready to support the teachers.

Los Angeles is experiencing the same tension over charter schools seen in other states, with critics arguing the privately run public schools hurt district finances by drawing away students and the money that goes with them.

Los Angeles Unified School District administrators have urged the union to resume bargaining.

There are growing calls by teachers throughout California and beyond for joint strike action.

Swaim also said teachers deserve to decide what they do with their own paychecks and claimed the union is pushing the school system to the edge of bankruptcy.

Like they did during the teachers' rebellions previous year in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona and other states, the leaders of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) are attempting to isolate teachers in Los Angeles and prevent the broadening of the strike across the state and the country.

During the strike, attendance at the more than 1,000 schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has dropped precipitously. But some things, like the fighting spirit of Los Angeles educators, haven't faded with time. That is why LA teachers can not fight this battle alone.

Los Angeles Times: "Striking L.A. teachers are part of a national movement".

Estrada, a seasoned teacher that joined the city's previous historic strike on the outset of her career, said it's on the district to find solutions to mounting problems in schools.

Beutner said his office has "costed out" the union's demands to a total of about $800m in funding a year. LAUSD teacher pay now averages $75,000, according to state figures.

The union has been in negotiations with the school district since April 2017.

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More than 30,000 educators have walked off the job demanding higher pay, smaller classes and more staff, requests that the county's independent school district has described as unaffordable. "This Is Why We're Striking".

There is growing sentiment for such a fight.

"'Teachers want what students need", a crowd outside Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School in Boyle Heights chanted in the pouring rain. Every teacher I know is working a second or a third job, whether it's tutoring or something else, to make ends meet. "So some of these pension benefits may not be around forever". This goes unopposed by the UTLA and their paid staff who tell teachers, "You have to follow the district's rules.' We used to have 43,000 teachers, and now we're down to 33,000".

Teachers also denounced the refusal of the UTLA to pay strike benefits. Another witness said the cops seemed "happy to shove around the group of teachers, students, children and community members". "We've been paying union dues, and there hasn't been a strike for 30 years, so there should be money for us to strike. They earn this money and the union dips into the paychecks and takes it out", he said.

Denver teachers have long said the pay-for-performance system is too complicated and unpredictable.

Instead, Caputo-Pearl tried to impress teachers by saying the strike has received the support of four expected Democratic Party candidates for U.S. president in 2020, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, California Senator Kamala Harris, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. Caputo-Pearl said he was in discussions with the new Democratic governor of California, Gavin Newsom.

Nick Melvoin, vice president of the Los Angeles Board of Education.

ON DAY two of the strike yesterday, tens of thousands descended upon the California Charter Schools Association downtown in protest of school privatization and Beutner's proposed "portfolio model", which is meant to further accelerate the replacement of public schools with charters.

The comments by Garcetti should be taken as a warning by teachers that the UTLA is preparing to sell out the strike. "When I come in here, I'm looking for that child that I can help".

Victoria Costas, a mother and teacher, said there are 46 students in her daughter's math class.

Although it's rare, teachers at charter schools may organize and seek representation from a union, just as the teachers at the Accelerated Schools did.

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