Teachers in Rhode Island all received a layoff notice because the gov't can not afford to pay them all anymore. An all blue state now must fire a majority of their teachers because a balanced budget hasn't been adapted and the teachers believe they are owed the money. The teachers' union said it was "appalled" at the city's decision to "terminate all Providence public school teachers." What do people really expect when no one is willing to sacrifice anything?
Providence teachers receive layoff notices in budget crunch - Feb. 23, 2011
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