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Almost 400 D.C. Public School employees, more than half of whom are teachers, are expected to be laid off on November 2nd.
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Almost 400 D.C. Public School employees, more than half of whom are teachers, are expected to be laid off on November 2nd.

Almost 400 D.C. Public School employees, more than half of whom are teachers, are expected to be laid off on November 2nd. The Washington Teacher's Union has filed a lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court, trying to stop that from happening. George Parker, President of the teacher's union, spoke with WAMU's Kavitha Cardoza just before a union meeting about how the layoffs have affected teachers and students....

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