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Preschool teachers some of California's lowest paid workers

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Long Beach preschool teacher, Anabel Lopez, leads children in a round of singing and dancing. Lopez was fearful that she might be laid off due to inconsistent payments by the Department of Education to her organization, Comprehensive Child Development.
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Long Beach preschool teacher, Anabel Lopez, leads children in a round of singing and dancing. Lopez was fearful that she might be laid off due to inconsistent payments by the Department of Education to her organization, Comprehensive Child Development.

As the debate over federal and state minimum wages continues, Southern California Public Radio's Deepa Fernandes looks at preschool teachers, who are among the lowest paid in the state despite having degrees.

The debate over state and federal minimum wages is far from over.

Some, like LA hotel workers and school custodians, recently got increases.

Southern California Public Radio's Deepa Fernandes has been following one group - preschool teachers - who are some of the state's lowest paid workers.

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