United as one, the UTLA Union is negotiating for what they care about and need. The Los Angeles Unified School District is the second largest school district in the nation. There are 700,000 students, 94 languages spoken, and over 60,000 teachers. Many people think teachers are only negotiating for only a raise but that’s not all they’re negotiating for. With the capacity of 40 or more students in each classroom it has been outrageous. Teachers are negotiating for smaller classes, more nurses, librarians, counselors, and psychologists. They also want to discuss Charter schools as well. The district has given a bit of what they want but it was not enough. The negotiations are still going on back and forth.
Written by, Editor-in-Chief, Destiny Hulings
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