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Budget Crisis Threatens Schools in Portland, Ore.

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Budget Crisis Threatens Schools in Portland, Ore.

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Budget Crisis Threatens Schools in Portland, Ore.

Budget Crisis Threatens Schools in Portland, Ore.

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The mayor, the school board and the teachers' union in Portland, Ore., are trying to salvage the rest of their school year. If a budget shortfall can't be resolved, the district expects to cut the school year by 24 days. Meanwhile, the teachers threaten to strike. Gretchen Lehmann of Oregon Public Broadcasting reports.