May 10th, 2012 5:05 pm | by NIGEL JAQUISS News | Posted In: PDX Votes, Politics, Schools, Activism

Angry Schools Supporters Will March Friday


What do they want? Money for schools! When do they want it? Tomorrow!

The new group Underfunded Parents, Students, and Educators Together (UPSET), which is bringing a lot of energy to the latest chapter of Oregon's long-running school funding saga, will march across Portland on Friday.

Here's the lowdown on the action, which will likely attract many of the candidates on Tuesday's primary ballot:

This Friday afternoon, more than a thousand students, parents, teachers, and other community members will hold a march and rally in Portland to demand an end to ongoing school budget cuts.

The march will begin at the Rose Quarter and end at Pioneer Courthouse Square, where a rally will take place featuring performers and rousing speeches by students, parents, and teachers affected by years of slashed budgets.

When: Friday, May 11 March begins at 3:30, Rally at 4:15

Where: March from the Rose Quarter to Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland

Who: UPSET—Underfunded Parents, Students, and Educators Together Why: To demand an end to years and years of school budget cuts that have led to overcrowded classrooms, school closures, and fewer opportunities for Oregon K-12 students.

The basic message: No More Cuts, No More Excuses!
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