LA Teachers Strike: 73K Is Not Enough

Zero Hedge | 1/17/2019 | Staff
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If the left had its way, government teachers would be a protected class, afforded all the privileges the nation has to offer. Rather than bargaining and compromising, a blank check would be handed to these education professionals. Despite indoctrination overtaking the three Rs, putrid test results, and students ill-equipped to handle the real world, unions expect more from taxpayers, even if they cannot afford their exorbitant demands.

An estimated 30,000 Los Angeles teachers recently took to the streets for the first time in 30 years. What was the reason for this strike that crippled the second-largest school district in the country, affecting half-a-million students? Unsurprisingly: money. Marching down the streets of L.A. and sporting the color red, thousands of teachers and activists wanted four things:

% - Pay - Raise

A 6.5% pay raise right away.

A reduction in class sizes (meaning less work).

Order - Staff - Schools - Librarians - Nurses

An order to “fully staff” schools with librarians, nurses, counselors, and other support personnel.

A guarantee that public school funding will not be impacted by privatization.

Jason - Bond - Broke - Debt - Hope…

Jason Bond was a broke schoolteacher deep in debt with no hope… Until he discovered THREE simple patterns that would forever change his life. Now he shows others how they can do it. You owe it to yourself to watch exactly how Jason did it right here.

Suffice it to say, if teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) were given an exorbitant pay raise, they’d likely forego the other demands.

Alex - Caputo-Pearl - President - UTLA - Crowd

Alex Caputo-Pearl, president of UTLA, told the crowd:

“Here we are on a rainy day in the richest country in the world, in the richest state in the country, in a state that’s blue as it can be – and in a city rife with millionaires – where teachers have to go on strike to get the basics for our students.”

Plight - Support - Black - Lives

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