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Pink Slipped Teacher Raps About LAUSD Layoffs. Word.

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With thousands of pink slips going out to teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District, those educators who are now, or will be, out of a job are pretty angry. One teacher has put together this video about the state of education in Los Angeles and the country, only instead of dry narration, he raps his message. We'll forgive the sometimes quirky pastiche of background images (Justin Bieber!) if only because he successfully works the word "chutzpah," into his clever lyrics.

Calling for Angelenos to call the school board members who voted yes to layoffs (and to boycott Wisconsin cheese), this anonymous teacher cuts to the heart of the failings of the LAUSD and their classroom focus: Test scores.

"Nobody cares about a well-written essay. We're talking test prep, all day, every day. Forget music, forget art. Your number 2 pencil best be sharp," he raps.

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