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Teachers on Day 6 of Hunger Stike Write Open Letter to LAUSD Board

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Following several days of protests by teachers, and their students, against the Los Angeles Unified School District and their recent decision to layoff hundreds of teachers, increase class sizes, and eliminate funding for several programs, the civil disobedience continues in the form of a hunger strike.

On a water-only fast since last Tuesday, many teachers are hoping their strike will gain the attention--and the action--of the LAUSD Board, particularly a few of its members they believe merit the brunt of the blame for the plight of the district.

Today, on the 6th day, one striking teacher, Jose Lara, published an open letter to those Board members, explaining their position and asking for support. The full text of the letter is after the jump.