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

Angry Schools Supporters Will March Friday

     
Tags: UPSET
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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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