Sights and sounds from education rallies
Since we weren't able to write stories about all of the education-related rallies that took place in Annapolis recently, I thought it'd be nice to pull together some local coverage of the events.
About 1,700 education advocates braved the rain and cold last Thursday to attend a rally (covered by the Baltimore Brew) organized by The Baltimore Education Coalition. The rally protested state funding cuts to Baltimore city schools. The school district and BEC posted some pictures from the event.
On Monday, educators, civic groups and labor unions from across the state--including the Baltimore Teachers Union--rallied against pension cuts, and in favor of full funding of education. The Sun took some video of the rally--which drew thousands--that can be seen here. Our Annapolis reporter Julie Bykowicz also covered the perspective of union ralliers, which can be viewed here.
Both rallies were deemed huge successes just based on the number of participants. This budget season, it seems educators and advocates believe that action speaks louder than words.