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5/22/02 - Tyler

John Tyler Students Protest

   Some John Tyler students spoke out against administration and for their teachers Wednesday.

   Carrying signs that said "Don't Go", some students protested reports their teachers won't be back next year.

   The angry students blame their principal.

   "If we lose teachers, we have a lack of education, a lack of learning because uncertified teachers really don't know where to start to set a learning process for the students," Jamar McGowen, protesting J.T. Student.

   The kids say they organized the protest to support those departing teachers' who say lax discipline and poor support have made their jobs unbearable.

   "We're here for the benefit of the teachers and because our teachers are leaving because the administration is not cooperating with everyone," Anthony Williams, protesting student. J.T.'s.

   The administration denies a large number of teachers are leaving.

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