The teachers' union, plus parents and community leaders, faced off against a powerful, well-financed challenge.
Red shirts filled LA's Grant Park last Thursday, across the street from City Hall, in a rally of educators, students, and parents.
"In reality, it would rob poor and struggling students of the resources, supports, and funding they need to succeed."
Ever since Bush's No Child Left Behind, teachers, parents, administrators and lawmakers have been at odds over how to judge schools, kids and teachers.
American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten was arrested Dec. 4, in New York City while protesting the lack of justice in the recent police shootings.
The 7,500 union teachers and staff, fired after the state took over the schools following Hurricane Katrina, are taking their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
At stake in this whiplash fight to fund public education is whether the SRC can abrogate the contract with the PFT, imposing its terms.
The settlement will protect teacher's health care and pensions and establishes, for the first time, a program to control the growth of class sizes.
Civil rights groups organized the boycott and demonstration against segregated schools and inadequate resources for black students.
Teachers in the small suburban community of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, returned to the picket line for their second week of striking.