High School Students Rally Against State’s Proposed Budget Cuts
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Hundreds of students from Philadelphia and the surrounding region marched up Broad Street Wednesday evening to show their opposition to Governor Corbett’s proposed cuts to education.
The message was simple, more funds for classmates, less funds for inmates. Students from public schools and local colleges were joined by parents and teachers in the march organized by the campaign for nonviolent schools to oppose millions of dollars in cuts for basic education funding.
“Not having enough calculators in math, or even us not having enough paper. Like we have to rip our papers literally in half just to go around the classroom, and I go to overbrook high school and it shouldn’t be like that,” said Sheyla Johnson, an 11th grader who feels things are bad enough as is.
Natasha Brown reports…
The governor’s budget proposes a 15% total cut to statewide funding of preK-12 education, while increasing funding for correctional institutions and state police.
Reported by Dan Wing, KYW Newsradio