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Under Rainy Skies, Los Angeles Teachers Take To The Picket Lines

Educators and their supporters gathered outside of schools Monday, then converged near Los Angeles City Hall in a sea of umbrellas, ponchos and signs. LA last saw a teacher strike nearly 30 years ago.
A demonstrator outside Hollenbeck Middle School in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, flashes a friendly smile to passersby. Source: Roxanne Turpen for NPR

As parents across Los Angeles dropped their kids off at school Monday morning, they were greeted by picket lines of teachers, many dressed in red ponchos and holding red umbrellas.

For the first time in nearly 30 years, educators in LA are on strike.

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