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Thousands march to protest teacher firings in Providence, R.I.

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Fight Back News Service is circulating the following article from Workers World

Thousands march to protest teacher firings

By an American Federation of Teachers national delegate

The city of Providence, R.I., sent termination letters Feb. 23 to all of its 1,926 teachers. Newly elected Mayor Angel Taveras claimed he was doing this to guarantee flexibility in addressing the budget deficit. He is also going to close an unspecified number of schools.

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