Co-published by the American Prospect
The scenes unfolding outside students’ schools were dramatic by any measure, giving them daily glimpses of their teachers’ commitment and the power of collective action.
Over 60,000 people attended the
massive rally at Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles in support of public
education and UTLA’s week-long strike.
Images by Joanne Kim
There was one key difference between last week’s picket lines of Marlton School teachers and students, and those of other LAUSD schools: Marlton’s chanted “Strike, strike, strike!” in American Sign Language.
Teacher Laura Palacios reflects on the strike during Friday’s Grand Park rally.
Persistent claims of poverty by the district have been the most contentious issue separating LAUSD and UTLA.