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At the union-organized "Rally for Respect" several educators said they wanted to make it clear to Mayor Adrian Fenty that they will remember the teacher layoffs come election time.
Kavitha Cardoza
At the union-organized "Rally for Respect" several educators said they wanted to make it clear to Mayor Adrian Fenty that they will remember the teacher layoffs come election time.

Some teachers in D.C. and their supporters are vowing to teach Mayor Adrian Fenty a lesson for his part in laying off almost 400 D.C. school employees.

At the union-organized "Rally for Respect" several educators said they wanted to make it clear to Mayor Adrian Fenty that they will remember the teacher layoffs come election time.

The Washington Teachers union has filed a lawsuit hoping to stop the layoffs scheduled for November 4th. It's president George Parker says older teachers were clearly targeted in the layoffs.

Chancellor Michelle Rhee says the layoffs were necessary and that new teachers were "more likely" to have been laid off.

Kavitha Cardoza reports...

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