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To stay motivated, these striking teachers traded marching for dancing

Christal Lord, center, has spent 17 years teaching the L.A. Unified School District.
Christal Lord, center, has spent 17 years teaching the L.A. Unified School District.
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After the first two days of marching in the rain, first grade teacher Christal Lord said she went home and cried.

On Wednesday, she decided to haul out a big speaker and bring the Zumba dance moves she usually uses with her students at Palms Elementary School out to the picket line. 

"Just to motivate us,” she said.