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Students disagree with budget cuts

By Heather Hintze 9:29 PM January 21, 2014

The group Students With A Voice plans to go to Juneau to have their opinions heard.

ANCHORAGE - The Anchorage School District’s plan to cut $23 million from the budget by laying off more than 150 teachers isn’t sitting well with some students.

Steller Secondary 11th grader Bridget Galvin started “Students With A Voice” to take her concerns to the Alaska Legislature.

“Lawmakers and our district need to invest in us because we are the future of Alaska and we are the future of the U.S.,” Galvin said. “So it’s important that lawmakers and our district really focuses on what students need and want in order to be successful.”

She’s organizing a trip to Juneau with her peers.

Simon Froehlich said he planned to go when he heard about the layoffs.

“Every teacher that we lose, we’ve lost an opportunity,” Froehlich said. “Because as soon as you add another kid to a class here or increase the amount of time we spend in school or add another period, you’re taking away from the rest of it.”

The group said the cuts won’t just impact students.

“This doesn’t just affect students and it doesn’t just affect teachers,” Galvin said. “If affects everyone in the community.”

Students With A Voice  is taking donations from the public — either money or Alaska Airlines miles — to make sure any students who want to go to Juneau can afford the trip.

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