Gallery: Schools budget protest

PHOENIX — Hundreds came out to the Capitol Wednesday afternoon to protest Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed budget for K-12 schools.

With chants of “Save our schools” and “No ifs, ands or buts, no more budget cuts,” students, teachers, parents and education supporters marched around the Capitol grounds. Legislative leaders, such as House Minority Leader Eric Meyer, D-Paradise Valley, addressed the protesters.

Ducey’s budget proposal, released last month, calls for $113.5 million in cuts to non-classroom spending while increasing classroom spending by $124 million. Non-classroom spending includes costs such as school administration, nurses, school buses and librarians.

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