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High School Students Explain How Budget Cuts Have Hurt Their Schools

Classes with 50 students, students with no desks, and one science teacher for an entire campus: Welcome to the world of high-school budget cuts.

Education cuts have become routine over the past few years, and the billions slashed from school district budgets are making it more difficult for students to learn. Indeed, the results of a survey of 1,850 Los Angeles County high school students by the independent teen-produced newspaper L.A. Youth reveal just how much the cuts are affecting them.

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Back With Another Rap: Two Angry LAUSD Teachers Want You to Protest California Education Cuts

The two teachers behind the "Two Teachers and a Microphone" video are back.

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The two anonymous pink slipped Los Angeles Unified School District teachers behind the rap video "Two Teachers and a Microphone" are back. The angry duo is still demanding the school board rescind the 5,000 preliminary layoff notices sent out to teachers and other school site employees. But in their latest track, they're also encouraging Angelenos to join them in pressuring California's legislators to put Governor Jerry Brown's school-funding saving tax extensions on a June special election ballot.

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Ohio Teacher Blocks Door to Prevent Student Walkout

The nationwide student walkout protesting education cuts and attacks on teachers is happening, but some teachers and students are trying to block it.

As we reported yesterday, a nationwide high school student walkout spurred on by education cuts and the stripping of Wisconsin teacher's collective bargaining rights is taking place today. How widespread is the completely grassroots student response? So far there are confirmed walkouts in at least 20 states.

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