Newark students stage walkout to protest budget cuts (update)

Gov. Chris Christie Gov. Chris Christie

Several hundred Newark public school students walked out of class today and marched to protest cuts to the city’s education budget by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.

An Associated Press story reported that about 400 high school students left class and marched to the Rutgers Law School, the site of  a heading being held by the State Assembly Budget Committee, to demonstrate outside.

Christie is proposing a $56 million cut in education that the students say will harm their schools, which are already in disrepair, the AP reported.

Three years ago, thousands of Newark students chanting “Save Our Schools” walked out of class and marched down city streets to protest budget cuts by Christie’s administration.

Valerie Strauss covers education and runs The Answer Sheet blog.

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