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Hundreds of high school students protest teacher cuts

Source: L. A. Times Posted By: Eric 4620 days ago

The students were demonstrating against pending layoffs intended to help ease a $596.1-million budget gap for the district next year. The projected shortfall grew as much as $400 million this week in the wake of further declines in state revenue and the defeat of ballot measures in the May 19 special election.

Smaller protests Friday involved students from Lincoln High in Lincoln Heights and from Manual Arts High and West Adams Preparatory High, southwest of downtown.

"This is only the beginning,"....

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