Students walked out of school Thursday afternoon in protest of the mayor’s education budget cuts.
Teens from a litany of schools, including Professional Performing Arts High School and Bard High School Early College organized a walkout on Jan. 12 and rallied outside City Hall to demand Mayor Eric Adams restore the slashed budget.
The youngsters brandished signs, telling amNewYork Metro that if they could speak to Mayor Adams, they would simply tell him to place the money back into the education system.
High school junior Tina Zang voiced her outrage that not only were DOE budgets being slashed, but libraries also faced cuts. As a daughter of immigrants, she knows the value of a public library firsthand where they are able to have access to English classes and civic education as well as a free reading material.