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Parents And School Staff Going On Hunger Strike

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Parents and Philadelphia staff members are going on a hunger strike.

Hunger strikers will camp outside Governor Tom Corbett's office in Philadelphia until the system gets additional funding.

Two parents and two Philadelphia school staff members have began the fast. They won't stop until the city and state provide enough money to rehire 1,200 lunchtime aides that were let go at the end of the school year because of a $304 million deficit.

Mayor Michael Nutter has been lobbying city council and state lawmakers for additional funds.

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