Parents, teachers, and students demanding more funding for Utica public schools today. This after Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed education budget falls two-billion dollars short of what was expected. Activists saying large class sizes and a lack of basic materials negatively impact learning. The Utica City School District anticipating further staff cuts if this budget isn't changed. "Education funding in Utica is a very important issue and it's got to be dealt with, you know they can't put this on the back burner any longer and there are a lot of people here are school board members, professors from MVCC, and students that care about this issue and are going to press it until something gets done," said Proctor High School student Trinh Truong. Local activists will travel to Albany in March to continue the fight for more funds.
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