Los Angeles Unified School District Teachers Strike (in Photos)

The strike, which began Monday, is the first in 30 years in Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest school district.
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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.

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Student Alessandro Niculescu joins teachers, students, friends, and family to protest and picket in the pouring rain outside John Marshall High School during a United Teachers Los Angeles strike on Monday, January 14th, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. Alessandro's father is a teacher at the school. Teachers from the country's second-biggest school district went on strike after weeks of negotiations for more pay and smaller class sizes went nowhere.

Student Alessandro Niculescu joins teachers, students, friends, and family to protest and picket in the pouring rain outside John Marshall High School during a United Teachers Los Angeles strike on Monday, January 14th, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. Alessandro's father is a teacher at the school. Teachers from the country's second-biggest school district went on strike after weeks of negotiations for more pay and smaller class sizes went nowhere.

Striking teachers and their supporters rally in downtown Los Angeles, California, on the second day of the teachers strike, on January 15th, 2019.

Striking teachers and their supporters rally in downtown Los Angeles, California, on the second day of the teachers strike, on January 15th, 2019.

The band Ozomatli (on stage) and public school music teachers (below) perform at a rally by striking teachers in downtown Los Angeles, California, on the second day of the teachers strike on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019.

The band Ozomatli (on stage) and public school music teachers (below) perform at a rally by striking teachers in downtown Los Angeles, California, on the second day of the teachers strike on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019. 

LAUSD teachers march along Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles on Thursday, January 17th, 2019, their fourth day of strike in the country's second-largest public school district as talks continued.

LAUSD teachers march along Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles on Thursday, January 17th, 2019, their fourth day of strike in the country's second-largest public school district as talks continued.

Thousands of LAUSD teachers and their supporters rally outside City Hall in Los Angeles, California, on January 18th, 2019. Talks continued between the school district and the teachers' union as the strike entered its fifth day.

Thousands of LAUSD teachers and their supporters rally outside City Hall in Los Angeles, California, on January 18th, 2019. Talks continued between the school district and the teachers' union as the strike entered its fifth day.

Striking teachers and supporters rally outside City Hall as negotiations resume on Friday, January 18th, 2019, in Los Angeles, California.

Striking teachers and supporters rally outside City Hall as negotiations resume on Friday, January 18th, 2019, in Los Angeles, California.

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