Parents Decry State Education Cuts

Morgan Coles plays seven instruments and is a believer in the power of music to stimulate the brain. So when she heard that budget cuts threaten to gut music programs, just as her children are starting their educations, she wasn’t about to go quietly.

“They’re cutting back on the basic education — math, reading, writing skills,” she said Saturday. “And then you don’t have creative education” like music, said the 22-year-old bank employee, as she stood outside of Pittsburgh Obama 6-12 school, recorder in hand, following a “teach-in” and protest march. “Education is the one thing that can empower our country.”

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(Pittsburgh Post Gazette, March 4, 2012)

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