Teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District initiated a strike early Monday morning, a work stoppage that affects roughly 480,000 public school students and their parents.
Teachers, parents and students are expected to begin picketing at schools across the district at about 7 a.m., kicking off the first teachers strike since 1989.
"Here we are, in a fight for the soul of public education," UTLA president Alex Caputo-Pearl told the crowd during a rainy rally outside John Marshall High School in Los Feliz. Picket lines have formed at some 900 schools throughout the district, he said.
For the full report from KPCC education reporter Kyle Stoke, click here.
Emily Henderson, producer for KPCC's TakeTwo