Teachers, Families Gather on Alaska Capitol Steps for Ed Funding

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

A crowd of teachers, students, and parents gathered in front of the Capitol steps on Tuesday to speak out for increased funding of education.

For many at the rally, the questions of lowering taxes on oil companies and adjusting education funding were inextricably twined.

Kindergarten teacher Kayla Harmon waved a sign saying as much.

The per-student funding amount has been held at the same level for three years now. And across Alaska, school districts are considering budget cuts.

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