Boston: Parents Protest $50 Million Budget Deficit, Cuts to Schools

Diane Ravitch's blog

Mayor Marty Walsh will give his state of the city speech tomorrow at Symphony Hall, and parents plan to protest the schools’ $50 million budget deficit.

The parents are taking aim at another year of multimillion-dollar budget cuts proposed by his administration. They say the proposed measures would trim teachers, librarians, and language courses such as Japanese. It would also crush some schools’ accreditation prospects and hurt programs targeting students with autism or suffering from emotional trauma, they contend….

Walsh will….address public education, an issue that was a significant focus of his election campaign and made a key focus during his first State of the City address last year. On Tuesday, the mayor plans to urge Bostonians to join him in a conversation on how to best serve students and create a stronger school system.

But as the mayor delivers his speech, several parents are planning to protest his proposed…

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