Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Northampton students walk out of class to protest possible arts cuts

Northampton High students walked out of class today to protest possible arts cuts:
The School Committee is facing a possible $1.2 million gap and is looking at potentially cutting nearly two dozen positions throughout the system including an art teacher at the high school as well as cutting back on the hours of some positions.Ana Baustin, a senior and one of the organizers, said,“Arts have had such an impact” in her life and she wanted to ensure they continue for others after she graduates. They started organizing the rally Friday and scheduled it during the school day because “we wanted everyone to come.” Demonstrating their support for the programs “is just as important as school.”
 Budgets matter.

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