Bronx education advocates rally to demand more state funding for schools

A group of parents and education advocates were joined by Councilman Joel Rivera Thursday to rally for more state funding for schools in the northwest Bronx.

The group rallied outside P.S. 28 and Walton High School because they say both schools are overcrowded and in need of repair. Walton High School students say they are fed up with how overcrowded their school is. Parents say things at the school could get worse by the fall because there are plans to bring in students from another high school.

The message about overcrowding in schools comes just one day after the mayor asked the state for an extra $5.3 billion to fix NYC schools. But Rivera along with parents and the Northwest Bronx Coalition want to see the state provide an extra $6.5 billion for education. The Coalition wants the money to go toward building 10 new schools in the northwest Bronx.

Councilman Rivera says the state needs to come forward with the money that is necessary to make sure that kids do not get left behind.

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