Laura Palacios is a Los Angeles public school teacher married to another teacher. Today the mother of two joined 33,000 other union members in the first L.A. teachers walkout since 1989. This week Capital & Main will follow Palacios during the strike.
Los Angeles teachers’ demands have moved away from bigger raises and toward more funding to alleviate deep education cuts. But what would constitute victory for their union?
With a January 10 strike deadline looming, little progress has been made in negotiations between teachers and their school district.
We look back on 10 Capital & Main stories that reported on the changing conflicts within public education.
It’s been no secret that public higher education in California is badly broken, following four decades of disinvestment and tuition hikes.