50,000 people were expected to be at the education rally at the capitol on Monday, but nowhere near that many came. However the teachers that were there made their presence known.
About 5,000 people showed up for the education rally at the State Capitol on Monday.
Most were teachers and school administrators who came to tell lawmakers that their shrinking budgets are making it difficult to give kids a quality education, and they need more funding.
Janet Weaver, a teacher at Hartshorne High school, says sometimes her school doesn’t have enough money for even the most basic things.
“I buy pencils for my students, I buy paper for my students… if they don’t have a pencil they can’t do my work,” she said.