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Boston Public School Students Stage Second Walkout Over Budget Cuts, School Closings07:14
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Boston Public School students and parents protest proposed budget cuts outside Boston City Hall on Tuesday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Boston Public School students and parents protest proposed budget cuts outside Boston City Hall on Tuesday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Boston Public School students are staging a walkout to protest what they say are unnecessary budget cuts and school closings.

Students held a similar walkout earlier this year. That protest prompted Mayor Marty Walsh to promise to spare district high schools from any budget cuts for the coming fiscal year.

Now, City Councilor Tito Jackson is calling for the city to provide $30 million in additional funding to the schools. He says the city has the money to do it.

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Tito Jackson, Boston City Councilor for District 7. He tweets @titojackson.

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WBUR: Boston Students Walk Out To Protest Proposed Cuts

  • "Some students later joined the City Council hearing on the school system’s fiscal year budget."

This segment aired on May 17, 2016.

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