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D.C. Council Chairman Says Budget Cuts Not The Reason For Teacher Layoffs

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The chairman of the D.C. Council Vincent Gray is challenging the assertion that council approved budget cuts are the reason for imminent teacher layoffs.

Gray says the council has funded D.C. Public Schools at exactly the same amount per pupil this year as it had last year. And while they didn't factor in inflation and cut the budget for summer school in half, Gray says that's less than 3 percent of the entire DCPS budget. He says he has no idea what "$40 million" Mayor Fenty and Chancellor Rhee are talking about and says it's "offensive" they're blaming the council.

It isn't known as yet how many of the approximately 4,000 teachers will be laid off.

Kavitha Cardoza reports...

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