With teachers in Los Angeles preparing to go on strike next week, Berkeley educators rallied, chanted and wore their brightest red clothing to support them Friday. The Berkeley events were “walk-ins” — not work stoppages, but rallies held before students arrived on campus in the morning.
Educators across California held parallel protests Friday to call attention to funding concerns and the effects of the housing crisis on teachers’ stability.
Hear a report on what happened Friday, including what some of the Berkeley teachers — and one of their second grade students — had to say.
Natalie Orenstein reports on housing and homelessness for The Oaklandside. Natalie was a Berkeleyside staff reporter from early 2017 to May 2020. She had previously contributed to the site since 2012,...
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