(CNN) – Dozens of nationwide protests are planned today in defense of education. Demonstrators in more than thirty states are taking to the streets, tired of budget cuts that are bloating classrooms and burdening teachers.
Our Casey Wian visited with one first grade teacher in California who's trying hard to cope with shrinking budgets and increased class sizes in light of threatened lay-offs.
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