Monday, March 7, 2011

Students Protest Education Budget Cuts

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Budget cuts—a phrase commonly heard in education, the workforce, and all across the nation. While numerous cities and states are making necessary cuts, these cuts aren’t being made without protest. In Ore City, Texas, a group of students decided to make their voices known in a public protest against the proposed state cuts in education.

It all started when an Ore City fifth grade social studies teacher, Betty Hildreth, wanted to give her students a lesson in how to exercise their right to free speech. With handmade signs accompanied with verbal protests, these fifth graders are learning firsthand what it means to stand up for what they believe is right—a lesson that goes far beyond the classroom.  
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