Teachers in the northern California city plan to raise picket signs in the latest strike by educators over classroom conditions and pay.
Pundits like Jonathan Chait tout the benefits of school privatization, but they ignore the financial strain it's placing on state budgets.
Not only do these teachers see education as deeply political, they also see it as a form of organized resistance.
The success of their high-stakes bid is all the more significant considering the tenor of the current moment.
Los Angeles teachers' big win against charter school expansion and lack of funding for public schools could be an indication of what's to come.
The deal is broadly said to include a 6 percent pay hike and a commitment to reduce class sizes over four years.
L.A.'s teachers are angry about how the district is treating their students—and they have good reason to be.
Some 30,000 striking teachers braved a downpour to tell school district officials about what needs to change before they'll return to class.
The walkout of about 35,000 members is put off over legal wrangling on notification issue. Educators seek higher pay and smaller class sizes.