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Thousands of Teachers Rally Against Proposed Budget Cuts, Layoffs in Pershing Square

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Friday afternoon was declared a half-day by LAUSD as an estimated 5,000 teachers and supporters descended on Pershing Square to protest the budget cuts.

How bad is it?

California has laid off 30,000 teachers in recent years with an estimated 20,000 pink slips already issued this year. And now Gov. Jerry Brown is looking to slash billions of dollars from the state education budget, according to the Calfornia Teachers Association.

In Los Angeles, school librarians may be next to go, according to an LA Times article detailing ongoing interrogations being conducted by LAUSD attorneys.