Ongoing rain did not stop public school teachers and staff from the Los Angeles Unified School District from striking all week as they demanded smaller class sizes, higher pay, and additional support staff like nurses, librarians, and counselors.
The strike, which began Monday, is the first in 30 years in Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest school district. There are 1,000 schools, 30,000 teachers and staff, and 600,000 students across the school district.
The LAUSD strike follows several similar demonstrations by public school teachers across the country who are demanding better resources from state and federal authorities. Demonstrators hope to continue to inspire more school communities to demand what they need, Pacific Standard's Massoud Hayoun reports.