PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — About 200 people against school budget cuts spent the last day of school rallying in front of the Philadelphia School District headquarters.
Teachers, students and parents held a “People’s” school reform comission rally on the plaza of the Philadelphia School District headquarters.
Protesters say they’re concerned about the future of this city’s education system:
“How do we get this money back? We need the money! We need the money!”
Teacher Sarah Burgess is with the Teacher Action Group. She says the rally here simulated what they call a People’s School Reform Comission meeting:
“To keep up the pressure on all the public officials to make sure that we collectively pass a budget that will ensure fully and equitably funded schools in the district of Philadelphia.”
Burgess says education budget cuts have a huge impact on the community:
“And we know that it’s effecting our students! I’m at school every day and I’m asked by my students, are you coming back next year? And I have to say I don’t know! It depends how the budget happens.”
Reported by Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio