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Debate over state charter schools continues despite strike resolution

Posted: 4:52 PM, Jan 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-25 00:52:28Z
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The fight over California charter school continues in Sacramento, despite the Los Angeles Unified School District teachers recently ending a six-day strike.

The compromise includes a 6 percent pay raise for teachers, nurses at every school campus, and smaller class sizes. The deal also includes a provision that calls for the Los Angeles school board to vote on a resolution calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature to impose a cap on charter schools.

Union leaders blamed the district's financial situation on charter schools, noting that charter schools are exempt from many regulations imposed on public schools.

But some lawmakers say limiting charter schools in the state will do little to address the district's financial issues, and even limit access to education for many low income families.