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See photos, video as Kentucky teachers rally again for education at the Capitol

Students on stilts ‘stand for our public schools’ at teachers' rally

Students from various middle and high schools in Louisville put on stilts before joining the rally at State Capitol building in Frankfort with teachers rallying for education funding.
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Students from various middle and high schools in Louisville put on stilts before joining the rally at State Capitol building in Frankfort with teachers rallying for education funding.

Kentucky teachers were returning to the state Capitol in large numbers on Friday to deliver a message to state lawmakers about public education.

Many school districts, including the state’s largest, closed on Friday because so many teachers were expected to head to lawmaker. On April 2, thousands of teachers descended on the Capitol to protest surprise pension legislation and cuts to public education.

For Friday’s rally, which coincided with the final days of the legislative session, Kentucky State Police said they planned to limit the number of visitors allowed inside at any given time, citing safety concerns.

Long lines of teachers had already formed to get inside the Capitol before 9 a.m. Friday, with heavy security greeting them at the entrances.

This drone video shows the crowd outside the Capitol on Friday as teachers and others rallied for education funding.

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear talks about Governor Matt Bevin to a crowd of teacher Friday at the Capitol after talking of his plans to sue to block the pension reform bill.

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