The new deal, which union members call a triumph, will include an 11 percent salary increase and a one-time 3 percent bonus.
The union said the strike will begin Monday after it failed to negotiate with the school district over issues including teacher pay.
Not only do these teachers see education as deeply political, they also see it as a form of organized resistance.
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.
Teachers are planning to strike in January over school cuts and privatization.
California offers a testing ground to make broad changes using an approach the GOP has leveraged to the hilt in recent decades.
Among the positive signs from the recent midterm elections is the pushback against privatizating public education in the U.S.
A new book makes the bold claim that "the public school has served as the single most significant site of constitutional interpretation within the nation's history."
Things aren’t looking good for education, higher or lower.