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Los Angeles teachers' strike rolled into its straight day - affecting more than half a million local children.
More than 30,000 public school teachers were joined by educators from the city's charter school system in protest over pay and class sizes on Tuesday.
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The strike is already having a profound effect on the city's schools where just 140,000 of more than half a million regular students turned up for class on Monday.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti expressed support for teachers who educate some 640,000 students, which include 62,500 special needs pupils.
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'This has been already an historic week for educators and for public education in Los Angeles,' the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) President Alex Caputo-Pearl told a rally for striking charter school teachers.
The striking city employees welcomed the educators from The Accelerated Schools, which oversees three charter schools but operate under charter from the Los Angeles Unified School District [LAUSD].
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The teachers' strike also got some support from local taco vending truck owners.
A GoFundMe campaign, Tacos for Teachers, was created by the International Socialist Organization and Democratic Socialists of America along with Zingo Tacos.
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A goal of $15,000 was easily attained in just 11 days as strangers donated almost $23,000 to provide breakfast burritos and lunch taco plates at five different schools this week.
Victor Fernandez, with the International Socialist Organization, was even dressed up in a taco costume while teachers protested at a local school.
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'It's L.A. What else are you going to bring?' Fernandez said according to the Los Angeles Times.
'It's tacos. Nobody hates tacos.'
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School district official have said all schools will remain open during the strike, but student...
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