The deadline is set: LAUSD teachers have vowed to go on strike January 10 if the district fails to settle the now year-and-a-half long negotiations.
United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) have been fighting for a multitude of issues, including a 6.5% raise for all its teachers and a cap on charter school numbers. The district argues that it cannot afford to raise incomes by more than 6%, and that many of UTLA’s requests are not financially feasible.
But let’s bring the seemingly endless back-and-forth to a pause for a moment. We want to hear where you fall into this battle. Whether you are a teacher, a student, a parent -- how will the planned teacher’s strike affect you? How do you feel about the teachers’ demands? What about the district’s responses? Have you seen these philosophical issues permeate into the classroom? If so, what are you seeing?
With guest host Kyle Stokes