Educators and students to march in Salem on Monday to protest for smaller class sizes


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    EUGENE, Ore. - Smaller class sizes are a first step towards fixing Oregon’s broken education system, but public schools are still in need for more resources.

    That’s according to educators and students who will be marching in Salem on Monday.

    They’re asking for more funding for kindergarten through community college, including more mental health counselors and reduced class sizes for all grades.

    Some educators who have been teaching for decades say classrooms have changed over the years for the worse.

    “If we had 20 or more students, we would be shocked," said Lisa Fragala, a teacher at Adams Elementary School. "Now, we don't blink an eye at 33 kids in a kindergarten class and that's sad.”

    A few hundred educators and students from Eugene and Springfield will be going to the march.

    The rally begins at the capitol steps at 10:30 a.m. on Monday and will wrap-up with a march and a visit to the legislative offices.

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