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By Grace Swanson
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Rally gets legislators' attention on education funding mandate

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Grace Swanson, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Students, parents, and educators from across Washington gathered at the state's Capitol to communicate their need for more state funding.

Olympia - More than 6,500 students, educators, and parents assembled across the capitol steps Monday, Jan. 16, to shout out their frustrations over the state's failure to fund basic education, its constitutional duty.

Speakers at the Rally for Student Civil Rights and Amply Funded Public Schools referred to Dr. Martin Luther King's fight for equality. Monday was his Day.

"In honoring Martin Luther King Jr., Washington can look to his words for inspiration and a call to action," said Summer Stinson, co-founder and vice-president of Washington's Paramount Duty, an organization formed to push...



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