Rallying for Education

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    TK
    NBC San Diego

    People from throughout Southern California gathered Friday at the Embarcadero to protest cuts to education.

    Hundreds of people from Imperial, Riverside, Orange and San Diego Counties were expected to be at the rally Friday evening to demand that the legislature pass tax extensions to prevent further cuts to education.

    There were similar rallies taking place in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino.

    Rallying for Education

    [DGO] Rallying for Education
    People from throughout Southern California gathered Friday at the Embarcadero to protest cuts to education.

    The rallies are the culmination of state of State of Emergency Week -- five days of rallies and protests that took place in Sacramento.

    But organizers say, with the Governor's revised budget due out on Monday, this is not the end of it.

    "Employees have taken furlough days, have taken cuts. We have contributed and we will continue to contribute to help solve in any way we can, but it's up to the legislature to extend those tax revenues so we can move forward while waiting for economy to recover," said Jim Groth from the California teachers Association.

    Americans for Prosperity were holding a counter rally right next to the one being sponsored by the education coalition.

    "You use common sense and you use basically the same principles you use in private sector and you get the job done, with what you have to do it with. You don't simply keep spending money you don't have and continue this trend of spending and taxing even more when they run out of money," said David Spady from Americans for Prosperity.

    The rally was expected at last until 7 p.m.