State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, center, speaks next to CTA President David Sanchez at a news conference at Portola Elementary School in San Bruno, Calif, Tuesday, March 15, ... more 
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, center, speaks next to CTA President David Sanchez at a news conference at Portola Elementary School in San Bruno, Calif, Tuesday, March 15, 2011. School districts in California have issued nearly 19,000 layoff notices so far to teachers amid uncertainty over the state budget, the California Teachers Association estimated Tuesday. (AP Photo) less 
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Associated Press
Tue, Mar 15, 2011 8:43 PM EDT