One hour Walk-Out

Working as a Teacher’s Aide at Lincoln High School I’ve been hearing a lot of talk of budget cutbacks as well as very probable layoffs for teachers. When I hear how many teachers may be layed off I wonder how the LAUSD supposes Lincoln High School will manage to function with less teachers in a student body of 3000+ kids! In response the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) organized a one hour walk-out for teachers, dubbed: One Hour’s Pay for Our Kids. Even though I am not in the UTLA I also participated out there on the sidewalk of Broadway. I am pretty sure that almost every teacher was out there, plus the support of some students!

After the jump, some photos:

Here we have a view from Lincoln Park Ave., looking down Broadway.

View from Lincoln Park Ave. & Broadway

Here we have some students helping out!:

Another view, but closer to the main gate entrance:

4 thoughts on “One hour Walk-Out

  1. We saw a couple of kids, probably 4 or 5 years old, walking right by Sunset at 7 o’clock on Friday night holding up no budget cut signs. It’s insanity.

  2. The LAUSD tried to stop the protest but the Teacher’s union prevailed and I’m glad it went of. I was on Sunset Bl. picketing in solidarity with all the teachers. Cars were honking in support, including the police cars driving by. I guess the cops realized; We’d better Invest now on these kid’s educations or possibly we’ll(the cops) have to be dealing with them in the future!

  3. This might be a little belated but I hope the LAUSD teachers were able to get their demands. Definitely some of the most valuable and under appreciated folks in LA.

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