Teachers share reasons for marching

imageAfter the last bell rang on Thursday, many L.A. Unified School District teachers headed to Pershing Square to join a protest against education budget cuts.

The L.A. Unified Board of Education approved thousands of layoffs Tuesday afternoon, affecting teachers and other school personnel.

Many educators say they’re worried not just for their jobs, but also about the effects that cutting programs and raising class sizes will have on their students.

And while some are angry with the school district, others also feel betrayed by Sacramento, which dramatically decreased the funding provided to local schools.

The rally was one of several dozen held throughout the state and country, mostly on colleges campuses, as part of the March 4 Day of Action to Defend Education.

L.A. Unified teachers share their motivation for protesting.

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