LAUSD — a day of protest

by E Wayne Ross on June 5, 2009

Contra Costa Times: LAUSD — a day of protest
Teachers stage street sit-in, marches, sickout instead of daylong strike
Updated: 05/15/2009 10:12:27 PM PDT

Forty teachers were arrested Friday morning in front of Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters after blocking the street in an act of civil disobedience staged to protest thousands of expected layoffs.

Throughout the district, thousands of teachers also called in sick and hundreds of parents and students demonstrated against LAUSD’s plans to cut teachers and increase class sizes.