Teens Protest Budget Cuts to Education

50 teens organized and held a protest on Monday

By Rebecca Burton
|  Monday, Jul 18, 2011  |  Updated 6:08 PM EDT
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Teens Protest Budget Cuts to Education

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While some teenagers can’t wait to get out of school, others are fighting for a better education.

Local students from Opa-Locka organized and held a protest Monday to bring awareness to the state of education and how budget cuts are affecting their future.

Fifty participants in Teen Upward Bound, a teen advocacy program that assists in reading and life skills, met at the corner of 13521 NW 27th Avenue Monday afternoon to speak out about their educational rights.

“The students have really taken to this cause,” said Executive Director Jannie Russell in a press release. “We advocate at our program students being leaders in their community at every level.”

The students say they held the protest to bring awareness of steep budget cuts.

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