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More than 100 D.C. teenagers walked out of class Monday because they’re angry about the way they say their teachers are being treated.

Students from four D.C. public high schools converged on the school system’s headquarters Monday. They’re upset about impending teacher layoffs recently announced by D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee.

“I am out there because I want to make a difference,” said James Jones. “I think that it’s crazy that they’re laying off all these teachers. I’m in the 11th grade. I’m trying to graduate next year. I love my teachers.”

Concerns about classroom size, meeting graduation requirements and losing teachers with the school year already underway topped their list.

“If they get rid of all our teachers, how are we supposed to learn? We need our teachers,” said Donte Debose.

Adults passing by stopped, watched and reacted.

“I think it’s great — great. I am proud of them,” said Pauline Harper, a D.C. resident.

Their chants were targeted at Rhee who hasn’t publicly disclosed how many teachers will lose their jobs after the city council froze the school’s budget — forcing the cuts. The students also rallied against Mayor Fenty, who said he was impressed by their show of civic action and said their classrooms will remain untouched.

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