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Philly Residents Fighting Back Against Draconian School Cuts With Hunger Strike

Liz Dwyer

Four hunger strikers are fighting back against Philadelphia's plans to close 23 schools, fire nearly 4,000 district employees, and leave the remaining campuses without counselors, aides or sports programs. They're camping out in front of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s office, "where they say they will remain without food until the city and state governments do something to reduce layoffs and improve student safety."

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