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On the edge of picket lines: LA Unified, teachers union remain at odds as strike deadline looms




A Los Angeles school.
A Los Angeles school.
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Los Angeles Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles remain on the precipice of a strike on Wednesday as last-minute attempts at negotiations have failed to produce an agreement.

The strike is scheduled to begin on Thursday if the district and teachers’ union are unable to come to terms, but a pending legal challenge could push the strike’s start date to the beginning of next week. In the meantime, LAUSD has said that schools will be open as usual on Thursday morning and after school programs will run normally.

Today on AirTalk, Larry Mantle talks with KPCC education reporter Kyle Stokes, who has been following the negotiations every step of the way. For more on this story,  head to LAist.com where you’ll find our guide for LAUSD parents in the event of a teachers’ strike.

Guest:

Kyle Stokes, KPCC K-12 education reporter; he tweets @kystokes