LAUSD teachers get paid less than big-city peers, but a 6 percent raise would bring them closer

By Jason Henry

A typical teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District makes roughly $80,000 a year, but those wages are still below counterparts in major cities in California and other states, according to an analysis of 2017 pay records.

United Teachers Los Angeles is asking for higher pay, among other demands, ahead of a planned strike Monday. The district and the union have struggled to come to an agreement on new contract for the last two years. UTLA’s request for a 6.5 percent raise, effective July 2016, is one of the hangups.

Administrators have offered 6 percent, with the raise divided between the [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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