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DEMANDS ARE NOT MET AS NBC STEVE PATTERSON REPORTS, THE DISPUTE PATTERSON REPORTS, THE DISPUTE IS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST MONEY. IS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST MONEY. ♪ TOGETHER UNITED ♪ ♪ TOGETHER UNITED ♪>>Reporter: THE NATION’S SECOND>>Reporter: THE NATION’S SECOND LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT ON THE LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT ON THE EDGE OF A MASSIVE STRIKE. EDGE OF A MASSIVE STRIKE. AFTER WEEKS OF NEGOTIATIONS AFTER WEEKS OF NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN L.A.’S SCHOOL BOARD AND BETWEEN L.A.’S SCHOOL BOARD AND TEACHERS’ UNION STALLED. TEACHERS’ UNION STALLED.>>OUR KIDS ARE WORTH BETTER>>OUR KIDS ARE WORTH BETTER THAN THIS. THAN THIS. THEY REALLY ARE. THEY REALLY ARE.>>Reporter: TOMORROW MORE THAN>>Reporter: TOMORROW MORE THAN 30,000 EDUCATORS, SERVING SOME 30,000 EDUCATORS, SERVING SOME 600,000 STUDENTS, WON’T BE GOING 600,000 STUDENTS, WON’T BE GOING TO WORK. TO WORK.>>WE WILL BE ON STRIKE FOR OUR>>WE WILL BE ON STRIKE FOR OUR STUDENTS, FOR OUR SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS, FOR OUR SCHOOLS AND FOR THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC FOR THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IN LOS ANGELES. EDUCATION IN LOS ANGELES.>>Reporter: WHAT DO THEY WANT?>>Reporter: WHAT DO THEY WANT? SMALLER CLASS SIZES, HIGHER PAY SMALLER CLASS SIZES, HIGHER PAY AND MORE NURSES, COUNSELORS AND AND MORE NURSES, COUNSELORS AND LIBRARIANS. LIBRARIANS. THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYING THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYING THEY’VE MADE SEVERAL THEY’VE MADE SEVERAL COUNTEROFFERS, EVEN ASKING THE COUNTEROFFERS, EVEN ASKING THE GOVERNOR TO GETSTIEK. GOVERNOR TO GETSTIEK.>>Reporter: 80% OF STUDENTS>>Reporter: 80% OF STUDENTS RELY ON FREE OR REDUCED SCHOOL RELY ON FREE OR REDUCED SCHOOL LUNCHES. LUNCHES. SCHOOLS WILL STAY OPEN WITH SCHOOLS WILL STAY OPEN WITH SUBSTITUTES AND VOLUNTEERS SUBSTITUTES AND VOLUNTEERS FILLING IN, BUT SOME KIDPARENTS FILLING IN, BUT SOME KIDPARENTS KEEPING THEIR KIDS AT HOME. KEEPING THEIR KIDS AT HOME.>>WE’RE BOTH WORKING PARENTS.>>WE’RE BOTH WORKING PARENTS. IT’S GOING TO BE A BIG CHALLENGE IT’S GOING TO BE A BIG CHALLENGE BUT WE WILL SUPPORT THE TEACHERS BUT WE WILL SUPPORT THE TEACHERS NO MATTER WHAT. NO MATTER WHAT.>>Reporter: THE PROSPECT OF ANY>>Reporter: THE PROSPECT OF ANY TIME WITHOUT A PAYCHECK IS TIME WITHOUT A PAYCHECK IS TERRIFYING. TERRIFYING.>>MANY NIGHTS I LIE AWAKE AND>>MANY NIGHTS I LIE AWAKE AND WORRY AND CRY BECAUSE I’M WORRY AND CRY BECAUSE I’M AFRAID. AFRAID.>>HOW ABOUT I STAND WITH THE>>HOW ABOUT I STAND WITH THE TEACHER? TEACHER?>>Reporter: NOW PARENTS AND>>Reporter: NOW PARENTS AND TEACHERS ARE GEARING UP TO SEND TEACHERS ARE GEARING UP TO SEND A MESSAGE FOR A STRUGGLE THAT

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92 Responses

  1. Adrian Jackson says:

    Liberal teaching our children dats why ma son homeschooled

  2. David Ellis says:

    Good for the educators at LAUSD. They are badly under paid & over worked . The future depends on kids being given a quality education.

  3. Little Devil says:

    Maybe its time to replace the teachers with robots.

  4. dane w says:

    You ask for this California. By letting illegals in and letting there kids go for free. Let California leave the USA then invaded them and take over again

  5. RawStarMon says:

    A lot of people aren’t able to grasp the fact that the country is bankrupt

  6. mike atheist says:

    Bring the kids grades up, then we can talk about your pay. Others wise you guys are a waste of space.

  7. Aaron Miller says:

    This strike is good for the children and may it go on for years. The LAUSD is a joke and these teachers are only passing less than 50% and the ones that make it thru this communist indoctrination we end up with mental midgets confused about what gender they are.

  8. Jeffrey Rivers says:

    You do a poor job… push out more low IQ individuals… but want more money… fn women

  9. Grace O says:

    If you want to give kids, our future, a chance then take care of this! 💥

  10. Kristey says:

    Ironically the SAME school district that missapropriated MILLIONS OF DOLLARS in free lunch funding and used it to build administration buildings

  11. ryan 1981 says:

    Start holding black people accountable for their racist and hate remarks. Stop letting them slide and give white people a chance to sue for reverse discrimination! Blacks have brought their own killing from police officers and Freddy grey was the one who was a rebellion against the police. He refused to walk when they put him in the prison van. He just had surgery and wasn't suppose to be outside. He injured himself pitching a fit like the other black prison said he did. But nobody wants to hear the facts. I don't feel sorry for him or other black people killed. But his family still got millions due to the corrupt black people in office! BLACKS EMBRACE CORRUPTION!

  12. Captain Morgan says:

    I like that the kids are involved in this !!!

  13. Ray Dugas says:

    Would be more inclined to take you serious if your city and state didnt work so hard to slobknob those illegal immigrants.

  14. Andy Mcgraw says:

    Open borders

  15. Nemo Krada says:

    Liberal teachers in a liberal state sleeping in the liberal bed they made.

  16. Prez 84 says:

    You're so funny California

  17. Jethro Bodine says:

    Teachers dont have a hard job to really know what a hard job is.

  18. lalo 1245567899413aqwp197 says:

    Reduced class sizes?
    Simple just stop importing third world migrants,then we wouldnt have this issue. Checkmate

  19. Radicalsoybean FarmerJoe! says:

    That's what happens when you let non tax paying illegals into your districts!

  20. Mr. Pink says:

    Another reason to homeschool.

  21. Pyrogue says:

    Are they really doing it for the kids? They say they are, but their demands says otherwise, they want higher pay, less kids to teach, and more of other people to help them… I'm not a big fan of California already and this is giving me the impression these teachers somehow sweet talked parents and kids into supporting them while having hidden alternative agendas. If I were the parents, I'd just send my kids to a boarding school somewhere else, or stay with a relative to go to a new school.

  22. Dra O says:

    Graduate more and improve GPAs – you know, EARN your raise – then we’ll talk. But it ain’t gonna be something absolutely crazy like a 15% raise – you can forget that right now. 5% at best, just to keep up with inflation. But EARN the raise – you don’t get something for nothing in this world.

    You might begin discussing sterilization with your Mexican students – once they have 2 kids, get tied. Having 8 kids per family (that we all know they cannot afford) is non-sustainable in ANY state.

  23. Kathleen Sullivan says:

    0:14, 0:15, 0:16 Child's Eyes.

  24. Central Time Gamers says:

    Lets ask our Republicans reps what we should do about.

    My guess would be another tax break for the wealthy.

  25. J B says:

    https://www.iceposeidon.com/

  26. Over Under Sideways Down says:

    If these teachers strike, who's going to teach the ILLEGAL ALIEN kids to hate America?
    SAD!

  27. Sam Obama says:

    The illegals have drained the system!

  28. Luke Laro says:

    Yay no school

  29. KiTT FOXXE says:

    Get rid of the liberal teachers stop wasting taxpayers money

  30. SM96 says:

    School boards are greedy af. As greedy as senators.

  31. Wildchicken519 says:

    This is what happens when you let illegals come to school.

  32. JÖYの貓 says:

    The comments ⬇️ are dumb

  33. American Patriot says:

    Yes please pay useless people more money for doing nothing

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  35. Joe Smith says:

    They ain't teaching kids nothing anyways. No one graduating that school can build anything out of wood or fix a car. 60% can't change a light bulb. So why pay teachers more

  36. The Last Operator says:

    Sounds like exactly what TSA and Air Traffic Control needs to do to end the shutdown. Funny how teachers have more balls than government workers!

  37. jbentley8383 says:

    What the??
    Teachers and parents include kids and students in their strike/protests, as if the students and kids know what's going on.

    All the kids know is they're gonna have fun screaming and yelling in the streets, and have a few days/weeks off of school😄

  38. 0MockingJay says:

    Why are you making these kids go out there and protest what they no nothing about. Such bias crap in public schools they should shut them down.

  39. KingPetra says:

    Let them go on strike. They won't be missed a bit. The quality of students that LA public schools turn out is ow. Who knows? If the strike goes on long enough maybe the kids along with their families will go back to Mexico. So let them strike. They won't e missed one bit, neither the teachers or the students.

  40. Keonne Williams says:

    Tom Brady 😎😎

  41. NESHA JOHNSON says:

    The worst school district it needs to be divided

  42. NESHA JOHNSON says:

    This district destroys lives they rather have you sue them then give the kid a proper education remember all the scandals of the pedafile teachers ! Yeah horrible LAUSD

  43. ervgotti77 says:

    They want a sanctuary state/open borders and smaller class sizes. The math adds up, Jenius!!!!

  44. just enough says:

    How can you demand more money be spent when the money comes from the taxpayers? Are you saying we should pay more in taxes

  45. just enough says:

    Make parents pay for the schools then when they need a raise their should be no argument

  46. Justyn Mychael says:

    If you get a raise, can we take our children off aderal?

  47. Shinobi Magos says:

    But remember…the border crisis…..

  48. Susie Que says:

    What's it this time.

  49. Jared Schumer says:

    Same school district that dumbs down the education and creates little monsters.

  50. D D says:

    SOLUTION FIRE ALL TEACHERS REPLACE WITH EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS FOLLOWED BU GOVT TEST

  51. Matt Renfro says:

    It’s not the states responsibility to provide food, it’s the parents

  52. Rooster Blues says:

    We want sanctuary cities, we want free medical, Now we want more money. What you liberal teachers need is courses in economics 101. Didn’t this district mid use funding for more elaborate buildings?

  53. chaoreye says:

    That 5 billion Trump wants to use to build a stupid wall (for himself) can do a lot for the SCHOOLS and students in this country!! But of course Trump will not benefit from this idea (financially and status) so he'll never agree!!!

  54. Spens inthevalley says:

    California wildfires were caused by a negligent power company and now the class sizes are to big so teachers need more pay…. deport the illegal immigrants and I guarantee you'll start complaining about not having enough students

  55. Scot Mile says:

    Private schools the way to go I went to private school loved it the state and federal governments just use these kids as funding tools it’s not about educating them and teachers are forced to cram testing materials down their throats meanwhile they are not getting the education they deserve

  56. Freedomring 1775 says:

    Good opportunity to encourage online/home schooling and do away with the self serving position as "teacher".

  57. Franky Salazar says:

    600000 kids not going to school sounds like just another day in LA 😂

  58. really far feched says:

    Union rats

  59. HOMER DRUMPF says:

    Trump shutdown and teachers strike……. Satan would be proud of you trump

  60. AliEvaMari says:

    "If you can read this, thank a teacher." Gotta say, that's a pretty good sign.

  61. J T says:

    Replace the teachers with homeless and illegals. You'll get the same quality of education in California.

  62. Trevorkian says:

    Thank God please go on strike for the rest of your lives maybe then you'll stop brainwashing the children you liberal pieces of crap don't deserve your jobs but you like that money you get paid tons of money but you know you can use the children as leverage to get more money you are evil you don't teach our children anything students in California can barely read at the third grade level they can't even pass a middle school math exam but you keep pretending like if only you had more money everything Will change you're so pathetic please go on strike and stay on strike at least the children wont be brainwashed

  63. Family Phone says:

    Let only American children and legal immigrant kids in the schools and you'll have plenty of money! Stop using our resources for the illegals. It's that easy!

  64. BIG A says:

    God forbid these kid's miss their socialist lessons. I mean look at them they look like the Kavanaugh protesters at capital hill. Future socialist of America.

  65. FMF Forsyth says:

    There should be a standard tied to the teachers pay. Are the children who graduate that system prepared with the basics for life? What is there graduation rate? And if the graduation rate is under 80 percent then the problem is massive as well as systemic. As of 2014 the national grad rate was above 80%, so if the LA public school system is below that, why would you pay them/ the teachers more for failing the children?

  66. SNOOP Coleman says:

    I GUESS THEY DIDN'T GET THAT GREAT TRUMP TAX CUT MONEY HUH=MAGA!!🆗🇺🇸✌😂😂😂

  67. Bruce F BruceF says:

    How can the state afford to pay the teachers more and still do the job of the parents by feeding the illegal immigrants while providing free universal healthcare? It will be interesting to see what happens when the state goes bankrupt and has to beg the Federal government for help. No way should they get it.

  68. John Lalawethika says:

    Save your children and home school them. These teacher just indoctrinate. They do not teach anything that will help them in life.

  69. Lily Huang says:

    Considering the poor job they’re doing, they should get a pay slash, not raise. Too bad that California is a communist state. The tax payers will have to pay these greedy lazy so called teachers.

  70. Open Eye says:

    Why would we put more money into schools? We should keep throwing billions of dollars into football and basketball. How do we expect someone to throw a ball and have someone else catch it for less than tens of millions of dollars? Schools can defiantly take more cut backs. SPORTS! Our priority’s are just fine! 😒🖕🏼😜

  71. Timothy says:

    California can fund illegals but can't support their teachers.

  72. Bad Company says:

    I hope other states can learn from California's bs. and not go down that path.

  73. Notmy Cupoftea says:

    Over population, misappropriated funding, lack of basic core life skills. You excepted too much globalism. This is the result. It's saddening because now your children are suffering.

  74. Sunny Mathew says:

    Yes, increase d minimum pay in all d states in US to $15/- . Do not discriminate anyone.

  75. Ross Harris says:

    Don't worry, 30,000 went on strike in Ontario Canada this Monday morning. 1John 2:17 until Matthew 6:10 is a reality through Jesus, and those stated in Luke 13:28,29 which yes, will require a miracle by God. No 3-D holograms or projected ELF at your brains can counterfeit the true.

  76. Cobra Black says:

    Teacher's union and tenure. One of those DON'T belong in our school system.

  77. Henry Townshed says:

    California kids need more money. Raise them taxes California raise them, for the kidz! We love paying for illegal immigrants in California because we're liberals!

    Raise them taxes we need to pay for the kidz, all California needs to do is tax Jeff Bezos he's got plenty of money get some of that Bezos money right along making him pay for the education of the kidz.

  78. Carin Wiseman says:

    Stop giving tax money to church schools.

  79. Alex Dodge says:

    And they want free college…

  80. xx_libtard420 _xx says:

    I remember 1 week ago some people at my school said something about a strike for the students and their wasn't supposed to be school on Thursday last week, but now they delay it to Monday which is today and on last Friday, they said their is no school on Monday but I don't know if that is true and also I am about to get dressed for school just in case and also it's 7:03 AM and it's raining hard outside.

  81. john davis says:

    Isn't it fun watching Ca. being consumed by their socialist/leftist ways. Ultimately someone has to pay the bills. The kids will probably benefit from staying home reading books.

  82. Lucky Luchiano says:

    Ain't this the same s-hole state that wanted to separate from AMERICA? You all should be FIRED

  83. weifang yao says:

    Public school system should reform in CA. I don't like to use kids as a weapon(protest on the street) since they don't know what is going on.

  84. jfloresdrums says:

    Michelle Hamburger has a total compensation package of $109k and worries?

  85. Dianna Nolan says:

    Nbc CNN and all left reporters our idiots, they are just giving the right more amunition, because we all right know because overcrowding is from the illegals. What a bunch of brain washed idiots. American children first

  86. disturbed3330 says:

    The teachers can't keep up with all the illegal immigrants kids that have flooded our schools . I know we can't but if someone did a poll an went into a class room an asked the kids to raise their hands if their parents are United States citizens more than half of that class room could not raise their hands. I would put my entire year salary on it.

  87. Luis Lomeli says:

    Please
    public school teachers, have a conscience: You are only fighting for money and
    more of the same teaching crap; but you are not learning to teach better. More
    money, it has been proven, will not make the system teach better. Half the kids
    fail public schools. You don't want competition. Competition is what makes us
    better. Imagine if there were no competition to enter a medical school. You
    know very well that you have the democrats (the blue) in your pocket-but no
    longer because we are becoming progressive. We also want school choice. I
    attended Walton Junior High School, 8th grade, and there was only babysitting
    of kids. Most of the kids could not be taught in the manner you try. This is proven
    year after year. The I.Q. of those kids I went to school in Compton ranged from
    75 to 85 in average. It means that you must find a different way of teaching
    because over a third of public school kids in Los Angeles haven an I.Q. that is
    less than 90. If you don't teach them a trade starting in the 7th grade,
    they'll become dysfunctional or criminals and eventually homeless. The obesity
    epidemic is your fault. You fatten the kids of the working person and you show
    no remorse. Yo make no effort to have special meals for "fat kids"
    with greasy livers (hepatitis). I know the warehouses that provide the food to
    schools. It is a scandal. I would not give it to my dog. The same continues.
    You send directly to jail many of the kids you fail to teach. Why don't you
    reduce your administrative costs from 33% to 5% and increase the salary of good
    teachers only. No tenure. Have the parents and the kids control the schools,
    not you and your union. Have a bad teacher be fired the same day! You don't
    care for our kids; you are just fighting for more pay and to protect your jobs.
    It is a shame.  Let private schools
    compete with public schools. If could simply reduce the prison population by
    half by having school choice and reduce the rate of obesity by half, we shall
    have won great battles.  Public schools
    are a menace; our kids can get killed there. The inner ghetto schools don’t
    need more money; they need more brains on how to use the money. It should not
    cost more than $9,000.00 dollars per year per child and private schools have
    proven that.

  88. Larry Betancourt says:

    It's because of the illegal immigrants if you register legally the state could fund unfortunately Trump is right on this one. Or is it Putin now I'm not sure God Bless America we're screwed

  89. kb csDJvno ]][,. says:

    LA teachers union advocates for illegals, then complains of overcrowded classrooms
    http://eagnews.org/la-teachers-union-advocates-for-illegals-then-complains-of-overcrowded-classrooms/
    January 15, 2019 By Victor Skinner

  90. Tall Topp says:

    See trump, this is a strike, what you did is not.

  91. Rudd dogg says:

    Nobody cares

  92. ItzRoseyy says:

    Yikes when the strike is over ima come back to school and give my teacher a gift or sum

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