Baltimore residents to protest education budget

ANNAPOLIS — Rally organizers say they hope to bring more than 2,000 people to Annapolis to protest $94 million in spending reductions for schools statewide.

The rally is scheduled for Monday evening in front of the Maryland State House. Susan Fothergill, co-chair of the Baltimore Education Coalition, said organizers have arranged for more than 100 buses to bring participants to Annapolis.

Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget proposal would fund schools at the same level as last year. However, that means schools will get $94 million less than expected for K-12 in the next fiscal year.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore schools CEO Andres Alonso are scheduled to attend.

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