According to city estimates, more than 1,500 students, parents, and teachers came out this afternoon to rally against school budget cuts.
Marching from the Rose Quarter to Pioneer Square, the crowd chanted "Whose schools? Our schools!" and "Get UPSET!"
At Pioneer Square, the crowd was joined by even more of their peers. Students, parents, teachers, and business leaders took turns at the microphone to explain just how significant school funding is; as student Kiah Stern said, "We are commited to learning, but how can we learn without teachers to teach us?"
Check back at Sockeye Monday for more about the rally, including a short video and details why these students, parents, and teachers are UPSET. But, for now, we simply want to get back out there with the crowd!