If things look somber in schools across Louisiana on Monday, April 27, it’s for a reason. Teachers, school employees and higher education students around the state will spend the day – the opening day of the Louisiana Legislature’s session – in mourning for public education.
Supporters of public education, from pre-kindergarten through college, are being asked to wear something black to school or work to protest proposed $219 million in cuts to higher education, and almost $200 million in cuts to elementary and secondary schools.
A broad coalition of organizations dedicated to our state’s educational future have organized the event, called Black Monday, a day of mourning for public education in Louisiana.
Sponsors of Black Monday, including the Louisiana Association of Educators, Louisiana Federation of Teachers, Louisiana School Boards Association and college students across the state, say the cuts will cause irreparable harm to our schools, colleges and universities.
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