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Here’s how big the ‘We’ve had enough’ teacher protest was

Drone video shows Kentucky teachers and their supporters gathered at the Capitol in Frankfort Monday, April, 2, to protest pension changes and support education spending.
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Drone video shows Kentucky teachers and their supporters gathered at the Capitol in Frankfort Monday, April, 2, to protest pension changes and support education spending.

Kentucky teachers gathered by the thousands in Frankfort on Monday to rally for education funding and to protest a surprise vote last week on public pension changes.

With spring break in much of the state, and other schools districts closed for the rally, the crowds are expected to be massive at the Capitol.

On Friday, 26 school districts had to close after hundreds of teachers called in sick following the passing of pension reform by the state legislature.

Protesters gathered at the Kentucky Education Association building on Capital Avenue around 9 a.m. Monday before marching to the Capitol, where they rallied inside and out. See information on street closures in Frankfort at this link.

Kentucky educators and supporters marched from the KEA headquarters to the Capitol building on Monday, April 2. Teachers protested surprise pension changes unveiled and passed in hours. The rally also supported education funding.

A large crowd of Kentucky teachers and their supporters converged at the state Capitol Monday to make themselves heard on pension changes they oppose and education spending they want.

Thousands of Kentucky teachers stormed the state Capitol April 2 to protest pension benefit cuts, oppose charter schools and advocate for better education funding.

The Kentucky Senate passed the budget and tax bill after hours of discussion on Monday afternoon. The tax bill passed without the support of seven Republicans, while only two Republicans voted against the budget.

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