Monday, March 2, 2009

Scranton Protest

More than 150 people showed up for a rally at Pennsylvania’s Scranton State School for the Deaf this weekend. They are trying to rally community support to keep the school open. Governor Ed Rendell plans to cut funding for their school in the state’s next budget. About two dozen spoke to the crowd, including the city’s mayor and members of the city council in hopes that state legislators will hear their cry. The 129-year-old school was supposed to get more than $7 million for the next school year. It’s the only state-funded school of its kind in Pennsylvania.