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Union: 19,000 Educators Get Pink Slips In Calif.

03/16/2011 1:18 pm 1 comment

Source: AP / CBS News

San Bruno, Calif. – California school districts have issued at least 19,000 layoff notices to teachers and other school employees amid heightened uncertainty over the state budget, the teachers union said Tuesday.

The California Teachers Association announced its estimate of preliminary notices on the day school districts must let employees know they could lose their jobs. It comes as Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers negotiate over how to close the state’s nearly $27 billion budget shortfall.

Many districts have not reported how many pink slips they have issued as they prepare for worst-case budget scenarios, said CTA President David Sanchez. He expects the number to surpass 20,000 when the union has a more complete count by week’s end.

“The numbers speak loudly about this crisis,” Sanchez said at a news conference at Portola Elementary School in San Bruno. “Pink slips are causing chaos for teachers and parents who worry about their children’s education and future.”

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  • Vanerp06

    I am glad to live in Canada where the educational policy is not perfect but where we see it as a basic human right. We do not depend on levies and we do not hold up choice/private schools as the answer. The American system is unjust and it will not be long before the country can no longer hold its head high as a place where the dream is possible for anybody. Shame on law makers.

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