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Massive lay offs planned for teachers in Texas

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Texas - Districts across the state are laying off thousands of teachers after the Texas House approves slashing $4 billion from public schools.

Officials say more than 80% of education costs are personnel-related.

The lay offs will likely result in larger class sizes.

Lawmakers say the school finance bill will also cut pre-kindergarten funding for a full day to only a half day.

Under the current law, Texas is required to pay schools more than what Republicans say they want to spend.