D.C. Students Protest Layoffs
About 200 D.C. high school students skipped classes Monday morning to march on the offices of Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee and protest last week's teacher layoffs. The protest -- which began at McKinley Technology High School, one of the hardest hit -- came amid lingering questions about how Rhee determined which teachers to lay off and which schools were targeted. The cuts, part of an effort to close a $40 million budget gap, resulted in 388 school employees losing their jobs; 229 were teachers. Read More
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