In January 2019, teachers in Los Angeles went on a strike for better pay and improved school funding in the state. Tens of thousands of teachers outside schools for six days. Teachers claimed the government’s current education reforms are a sham and affect national student performance. States close public schools, open chartered institutions and roll out standard education curriculums (Davis, 2019). This strike was similar to a nine-day strike the nation witnessed in states like West Virginia in the previous year, where teachers also complained about attacks on teachers’ tenure, merit enumeration, and restricted collective bargaining rights. Additionally, teachers claimed their strike was primarily centered on students’ welfares.
The latest strike was a protest against reduced salaries for teachers for the first time in decades. For instance, Oakland is known for its high cost of living that affects tea
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