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Rapping Pink Slipped LAUSD Teacher Back With Another Video About Layoffs
They call themselves "Two Teachers and a Microphone," and their rap and video about the recent layoffs at the Los Angeles Unified School District caused quite a stir. Now they've got a follow up video, in which the the "angry duo is still demanding the school board rescind the 5,000 preliminary layoff notices sent out to teachers and other school site employees," reports GOOD.
In addition to lamenting (in rhyme!) about the state of education and the lack of fair wages, the teachers are asking Angelenos once again to call the LAUSD Board of Education members who voted yes to layoff thousands of teachers, and to also reach out to politicians to see to it Governor Jerry Brown's school-funding saving tax extensions are put on the June Special Election ballot.
GOOD explains the urgency of the latter: "If the state Legislature doesn't agree to either extend the temporary taxes or place the measure on the June ballot to let voters extend them, California's schools will be hit with an additional $2.3 billion in cuts, making those 5,000 preliminary layoff notices permanent."
Tomorrow morning, the "Our Communities, Our Jobs Rally" will give participants a chance to voice protest of the layoffs. The event gets underway at 10 a.m. at the Gilbert Lindsay Plaza at 12th & Figueroa (LA Convention Center).