Disruptor 50 Industries: Education

Los Angeles teachers end six-day strike after the majority approve contract deal

Key Points
  • On Tuesday, Los Angeles teachers overwhelmingly approved a new contract and planned to return to the classroom after a six-day strike over funding and staffing.
  • The deal was broadly described by officials as including a 6 percent pay hike and a commitment to reduce class sizes over four years.
  • District Superintendent Austin Beutner said he was delighted the deal was reached, but hinted that financial challenges remained.