Layoffs mean city schools will lose a new breed of teachers

By next school year, 2,100 Los Angeles teachers and another 400 support staff are expected to lose their jobs--a 5-percent hit to the nation's second-largest school district behind New York City.

Worse still, some observers say, is that the layoffs are concentrated in some of the city's grittiest neighborhoods. L.A. Unified's inner-city schools have higher turnover and tend to hire more new teachers, and the state education code mandates that layoffs

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