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English language teachers and students protest cuts at SF City College

Instructors and students of English language courses protested Thursday against cuts and layoffs planned at San Francisco City College.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, college leaders are considering laying off 130 faculty members and closing 300 classes to close a $7 million budget gap. Thirty-seven instructors could be cut from the English as a Second Language department.

The newspaper reported that about 60 people gathered on Thursday, shouting, “They say cut back! We say fight back!” and “No elimine ESL!” “Don’t cut English as a Second Language!”