High school students rally to protest education cuts

March 30, 2011 6:09:48 PM PDT
Dozens of students, along with parents, teachers and community members, gathered in Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon to protest proposed budget cuts to education.

The protest began with a march down Broad Street around 4:00 p.m.

They left from the Criminal Justice Center and arrived at the School District of Philadelphia building at Broad and Spring Garden about 40 minutes later.

The group was organized by the Campaign for Nonviolent Schools, which is opposed to Governor Tom Corbett's proposed budget cuts to education.

Corbett has proposed cutting more than $1 billion from public schools. That's 10 percent of Pennsylvania's primary subsidy for public school instruction, plus more than $500 million in grants.

Meanwhile, students from Penn State's Abington campus joined students from Temple University for a rally of their own.