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Some teachers from D.C. Public Schools say they'll continue their efforts to stop Chancellor Michelle Rhee from laying off teachers. Teachers and staff held up pink signs at a protest rally, to represent the pink slips they could receive next week. The signs read "Budgeting on the Backs of Students" and "Teachers Are the Solution Not the Problem."

Rhee recently hired almost 900 new teachers but has said the layoffs were because of budget cuts and the need to move resources around. Rally organizers say they have more protests planned and aren't ruling out a hunger strike.

Kavitha Cardoza reports...

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