Hundreds march in Ore. to protest education cuts



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A crowd of nearly 800 public school students, teachers, parents and community members has rallied in Portland to protest cuts to state education funding.

The Oregonian reports ( ) that Friday’s grassroots rally came in advance of a Portland Public Schools Board vote to approve a new budget proposal that may save 110 teaching positions next year. That vote is set for Monday.

The event was organized by a new group calling itself UPSET, for Underfunded Parents, Students and Educators Together.

Police say there were no incidents.


Information from: The Oregonian,