FIGHTS FOR STUDENT RIGHTS
MANY SCHOOLS ALL OVER AMERICA ARE RALLYING FOR STUDENT AND TEACHER’S RIGHTS
All over the U.S, teachers and students battle for their rights. They all have one common goal to achieve. Teachers continue to go on strikes to grasp the attention of the government, hoping they will comply to their demands.
In Annapolis, teachers had a march arriving in over 170 buses filled with students and teachers hoping lawmakers will put about 1 million dollars in public school funding. Teachers continuously bleat that they can’t do their job well because they don’t have the resources, salaries, or enough classroom funding.
Democratic Committee Chairwoman Maggie McIntosh for Baltimore City took the stage with many other state lawmakers, and promised she would continue to demand more money for public schools every year. Some people in office are trying to help teachers with funding goals. Educators also request higher salaries. Teachers deserve a raise because they are so important. We wouldn’t have doctors, lawyers, or congressmen without our educators. They hold the knowledge for our future generations.
Students complain everyday about overcrowded classroom sizes and overpopulated school buildings. Students shouldn’t be environments unsuitable for learning. Teachers are fighting for a new law to be passed to reduce the allowed amount of children in a classroom. They want the government to decrease 32 students in elementary schools and 36 children in all high schools.
Thousands of people marched, on October 17, 2019 through Chicago to begin series of rallies for teachers and students’ rights
HOW THIS AFFECTS FLOWERS
Our schools are underfunded so we have a new, the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. Which entails a possible 1 million dollars in school funding in Maryland, more available student programs, and increased salaries for at least the next 2 to 3 years.
Our very own Ms. Zena Whitworth, Journalism teacher, attends rallies to fend our student and teacher’s rights. She is also a speaker who speaks up for public schools, informs others on this issue, and hopes to change the policies to better suit our students and teachers’ needs. There is another rally coming up on November 12, 2019 at the Prince George’s Community College. Join to speak up for schools and change the system!
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