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Teachers March On Utah Capitol To Demand Funding Increase

At least 1,000 teachers marched in downtown Salt Lake City to the state Capitol to demand lawmakers increase school funding. The demonstration on Friday was led by a teachers union and was one of the largest ever by teachers in the state. Many wore red T-shirts, carried handmade signs and chanted, “Our students deserve more” as they marched to the state Capitol. They are calling for a 6% increase in how much the state spends per student. Lawmakers are proposing a 4% increase, or about $136 million. Utah is last in the nation in per-student spending.