After a months-long impasse, 30,000 Los Angeles teachers are set to strike

Tens of thousands of teachers in Los Angeles, the nation’s second-largest school district, are set to strike Monday after a months-long impasse with the school system, one of the largest acts of teacher activism in years.

The strike comes after more than 20 months of tense negotiations with the Los Angeles Unified School District. The parties continue to meet, but it appears unlikely they will reach an agreement before Monday.

It is the latest spate of teacher activism after a year in which educators in a half-dozen states walked out to protest work and classroom conditions. But this is the first such job action in a state controlled by Democrats.

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