Okay, not unrest actually. This ain’t Cairo. But kids in Beekmantown did express their grave concern about proposed budget cuts. Here’s sophomore Sarah Thompson, quoted in this morning’s Plattsburgh Press Republican.
“My friends and I were talking about the budget cuts during lunch, and we didn’t like how our teachers were being cut,” Thompson said.
“I am upset personally about the music program. Music is my life, and if you are closing the music program, you might as well just say die to the children’s dreams, because getting rid of that is getting rid of dreams.”
According to the newspaper, about 30 positions are likely to be cut, along with athletic programs and student activities.
Tomorrow during the 8 O’clock Hour, David Sommerstein and I will both report on the backlash that’s brewing across the North Country to the region’s deep education cuts.