With Olympia deciding education budget, locals call for better support…
Several educators and community members gathered at the Chewelah City Park last Wednesday, May 24, showing support for public education. Demonstrators held signs and waved to cars passing by on Highway 395, eliciting honks as they drove by.
Those holding signs wanted to send a message to Olympia — where a budget has still not been decided — that education is supported throughout Washington, even in a small town like Chewelah.
“We strongly oppose the Senate budget which would increase class size by eliminating the voter-approved initiative to reduce class size,” one of the demonstration’s organizers Madalyn Kernan said. “It limits local school control, it lowers standards to become a teacher, and again increases tuition costs for college students.”
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