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US: Teachers Voice Concern Over Budget Cuts

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Created on: Mar 23, 2011 3:12 PM by Cassandra DAVIS - Last Modified:  Mar 23, 2011 3:13 PM by Cassandra DAVIS

Public school teachers have been feeling the effects of measures by states and cities, to deal with their budget deficits. In some parts of the country, thousands of educators have been laid off, taken steep pay cuts and lost benefits, along with their right to collective bargaining. But, as the debate around education cuts continues, teachers say their voices are not being heard. In a roundtable discussion, guest host Farai Chideya hears from three teachers from Wisconsin, Ohio and California about how the cutbacks are affecting their work and the children they teach.

 

Read the National Public Radio transcript, 21 March 2011

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