Mon, Mar 15, 2010 -- 5:30 PM

Thousands of Teachers Receive Pink Slips
Today is the legal deadline for California teachers to get pink slips. State Superintendent Jack O'Connell says California school districts have issued layoff notices to nearly 22,000 teachers and other employees. Pink slips are a traditional rite in tough budget years. School districts often rescind them when they firm up their budgets, but that's not likely this year with the state budget $20 billion in the hole.

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