L.A. teacher strike looks in­evitable; sub­sti­tutes hired

Chicago Sun-Times - - NATION/WORLD -

LOS AN­GE­LES — A mas­sive teach­ers strike in Los An­ge­les, the na­tion’s sec­ond-largest school dis­trict, is all but in­evitable start­ing Mon­day after the two sides did not re­new ne­go­ti­a­tions over the week­end. Talks broke down Fri­day when the teach­ers’ union re­jected as “woe­fully in­ad­e­quate” a new of­fer from the LA Uni­fied School Dis­trict. With no new dis­cus­sions sched­uled, pick­ets are likely to be­gin at 7 a.m. Schools will stay open if a walk­out hap­pens. The dis­trict, with 640,000 stu­dents, has hired hun­dreds of sub­sti­tutes to re­place teach­ers and oth­ers who leave for picket lines. The union has said it was “ir­re­spon­si­ble” to hire subs and called on par­ents to con­sider keep­ing stu­dents home or join marchers if a strike goes for­ward.

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