Visalia teachers protest cuts to education

VISALIA, Calif.

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Members of the Visalia Unified Teachers Association wore t-shirts that said, 'I don't want to be a layoff' as they stood in front of Assemblywoman Connie Conway's Visalia office.

They say if temporary taxes expire on June 30th, the cuts to Visalia would be devastating, amounting to about 300 less teachers in Visalia alone.

Karl Kidlow, Visalia Unified Teachers Association said, "We want the games to stop. K-12 education needs to be funded. We're gone through three years of cuts, now it's amputation time."

The demonstration was just one of many planned around the state this week.

Tuesday, Visalia teachers will be handing out fliers - urging parents to contact their legislators about the cuts.

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