Los Angeles Times

For moms at a shrinking South LA school, the teachers' strike is about survival

LOS ANGELES - The last time teachers went on strike, back in 1989, Alejandra Delgadillo was a fifth-grader at Trinity Street Elementary School.

Her sons later attended the school in Historic South-Central too. The youngest moved on to middle school last year.

Still, Delgadillo was among the first to join the school's picket line this week, and she arrived loaded with paper cups, juice, doughnuts, pretzels and a canopy to guard teachers from the rain.

"This school means so much to me," she said. "It's not about the old buildings. It's about all the people who work so hard every day inside those buildings."

Delgadillo, 39,

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times6 min read
Q&A: Why The Obamas Became Producers Of The Netflix Documentary 'American Factory'
LOS ANGELES - When General Motors shuttered its factory outside of Dayton, Ohio, in 2008, filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar - who documented the plant's closing in their Oscar-nominated short "The Last Truck" - thought that was the end of y
Los Angeles Times7 min read
How Playbills Became Social Media Must-shares
LOS ANGELES - Uzo Aduba enters the theater minutes before a matinee of "Be More Chill." An usher directs her to her seat, she sits down and silences the ringer on her phone. But before she puts it away in her purse, she discreetly holds up her Playbi
Los Angeles Times1 min read
Best-sellers
Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores: ___ Nonfiction 1."Educated," by Tara Westover (Random House: $28) A young woman raised without schooling by survivalists describes her path to Cambridge U