By LA School Report | PUBLISHED: December 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm | UPDATED: December 16, 2018 at 4:01 pm By Taylor Swaak, LA School Report As L.A. Unified and its teachers union ratchet up preparations for what is increasingly looking like the first teacher strike in 30 years, district parents are torn — and frustrated that the two sides can’t negotiate a solution. While parents love and appreciate their teachers, they also don’t want their children’s education to be collateral damage in a fight among adults, they told LA School Report. Their top concerns during a strike are safety and the quality of classroom instruction. United Teachers Los Angeles plans a January strike if no agreement is reached. More than 30,000 teachers across the district’s 1,100 public schools could participate, affecting more than 480,000 students in the country’s second-largest school district. “At the end of the day, we don’t feel it’s fair to put parents in the middle,” said parent Kathy Kantner. Parents don’t believe they’ve heard the whole story during the negotiations. L.A. Unified and UTLA have painted starkly different pictures of the district’s finances: District negotiators say accepting all of UTLA’s demands, which include higher salaries and lower class sizes, would “immediately bankrupt” the district and lead… Read full this story
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