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Kathy Bowler and Christa Symonds A sign of the times: Laid off educators join rally

Robert Gaines III was among the 7,000 participants at the June 24 Enough is Enough rally, sporting a shirt that read “laid off educator” on the backside.

Gaines, who has worked as a special education paraprofessional for more than three years in Farmington, lost his job when his district cut several positions. He hopes to be recalled sometime in the next five years.

At the rally, he was joined by his wife and their children.

“I hope that I can get back in the classroom,” Gaines said. “I love what I do.”



Updated: June 17, 2010 10:44 AM