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Parents, Students Protest Cuts To Boston Public Schools Ahead Of State Of The City Address

Superintendent Tommy Chang announced last week that Boston Public Schools could face a budget shortfall of $50 million next year. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Superintendent Tommy Chang announced last week that Boston Public Schools could face a budget shortfall of $50 million next year. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Tuesday at Symphony Hall, Mayor Marty Walsh will deliver his second annual State of the City address. Walsh is expected to introduce an ambitious agenda as part of what he is calling a “year of action.” On that agenda is affordable housing, community policing initiatives, economic development and, of course, public education.

Boston Public Schools have been back in the spotlight recently. Last week, Superintendent Tommy Chang said that the district could face a $50 million budget deficit, or “shortfall,” next year. Tuesday night, a coalition of parents and students will be protesting cuts to Boston Public Schools outside of Symphony Hall.

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Mary Lewis-Pierce, parent advocate and special education attorney. She tweets @GoogieBaba.

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The Boston Globe: Mayor Will Recommit To Boosting Schools In State Of The City

  • “Walsh will also address public education, an issue that was a significant focus of his election campaign and made a key focus during his first State of the City address last year. On Tuesday, the mayor plans to urge Bostonians to join him in a conversation on how to best serve students and create a stronger school system. But as the mayor delivers his speech, several parents are planning to protest his proposed budget deficit of up to $50 million in the School Department.”

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