PBS NewsHour

Why thousands of Los Angeles teachers are on strike

Clip: 01/15/2019 | 7m 13s Video has closed captioning.

Tens of thousands of teachers in Los Angeles went on strike Monday after months-long contract negotiations stalled. It’s the first strike in that huge school district, which extends 700 square miles, in three decades. Special correspondent Mary MacCarthy talks to Judy Woodruff about the teachers’ demands for more staff and higher pay and how schools, students and parents are reacting.

Aired: 01/15/19

Rating: NR

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