PressTV-Thousands of LA teachers strike for second day

The massive teachers’ strike in Los Angeles, California has entered its second day with some charter school educators joining their public school counterparts.

Teachers at three charter schools in South Los Angeles along with thousands of other teachers walked through downtown streets Tuesday, demanding higher pay, smaller classes and more support staff.

This marks the first time ever that a charter school organization in California went on strike, according to the teachers union.

The strike began Monday after negotiators for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the United Teachers Los Angeles failed to reach an agreement on Friday night.

Striking teachers and their supporters rally in downtown Los Angeles, California on the second day of the teachers strike, on January 15, 2019. (Photo by AFP)

The two sides met to discuss the LAUSD’s latest contract offer, but union leaders rejected the proposal, calling it an…

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