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Levy teachers rally with thousands

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By Kellie Parkin

Four Levy County teachers traveled to Orlando Saturday to join efforts with about 6,000 other educators, parents, and students from all over the state eager to get the attention of Florida lawmakers preparing to convene the 2009 legislative session. The message: Make Our Schools a Priority.

Rally supporters came together at the University of Central Florida Arena from as far away as the Panhandle and the southern-most tip of the state, and expressed solidarity by wearing matching group shirts, waving signs, and holding posters that declared “Education Cuts Don’t Heal” and “S.O.S. – Save Our Schools.”

While many carpooled, 88 buses – both charter and the traditional school bus –transported thousands of participants, according to rally organizers. Thousands of posters and banners glittered in the packed arena and several times the crowd broke into a unanimous chant of “No more cuts.”


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