Frustrated parents of children in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) public school system are organizing a strike to protest the teachers’ unions’ refusal to return to work.
Parents who join the strike say that they will refuse to allow children to participate in remote classes, starting Feb. 22, and will picket in front of schools instead.
Children across the district have been participating in classes via Zoom for a year.
The strike was reported by Bill Melugin of local Fox affiliate KTTV:
NEW: LAUSD parents who are fed up with UTLA’s demands & refusals to reopen schools are organizing a blackout campaign. Beginning Monday, they will not sign on to Zoom courses, and will instead walk with their children to the front of their schools to protest w/ signs. @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/ftX9dA63gf
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) February 18, 2021
Earlier this week, Los Angeles County public health