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Teacher Hunger Strike Ends. Next Step: Recall Board Members

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A teacher hunger strike protesting LAUSD budget cuts officially comes to an end today after 24 days. Nine participated with two making it to the end, according to LA Now.In an open letter on Day 6, Jose Lara, published an open letter to a few key board members about the strike.

This budget crisis is enormous, none of us doubt that. It is clearly too large, in fact, to balance by cutting and cutting. We need to find new sources of funds and that means fighting against those who would choose the politically easiest path to balance the budget: taking from the most vulnerable, our children. But instead of leading this fight, your choice to unnecessarily cut our children’s classrooms has distracted and divided us, leading even to calls for your recall.