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Up to 10,000 Teachers Expected to Protest Today in Downtown
Watch out, downtown traffic. The United Teacher of Los Angeles will be holding an afternoon protest and march over education budget cuts.
"California’s budget situation is grim, and LAUSD faces hundreds of millions in cuts on top of $400 million cuts already made," a UTLA protest flyer reads. "LAUSD could try getting rid of the consultants who cost hundreds of millions a year, or maybe rethink fancy construction projects and boutique schools, or even stop throwing money at disasters such as the new payroll system. But no thanks, they’d rather cut teachers’ health care benefits, cut teachers’ salaries, lay off teachers and increase class size."
The protest begins at 3:30 p.m. at LAUSD's headquarters on Beaudry followed by a march to Pershing Square at 4 p.m. where they'll rally until 5:30 p.m. when they move back to the streets on their way to the State Building on Spring st. "We're gonna close down the streets," UTLA Secretary Betty Forrester said. "This is where we draw the line."
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