Brockton students and teachers rally at State House for more funding

BROCKTON, Mass. (WHDH) — Students and teachers from Brockton High School rallied at the State House Thursday, where they called on lawmakers to pass a bill that would provide more public education funding.

Brockton Superintendent Kathleen Smith said she is hopeful the bill will pass.

“We thank the legislators who have worked a long time on formulating this bill,” Smith said. “And I know this might be one of the first steps. But we’re hopeful that this will continue in the process and we will see changes in the public education funding.”

Smith said the district has been forced to make changes this year to close a $16 million budget gap, including cutting hundreds of teaching jobs.

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