RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond Public School students are demanding the state invest more money in their education.
Student leaders from each high school held a news conference Wednesday asking for more state funding, and calling on others to stand up for Virginia students.
The students say they are tired of the city cutting corners, so on Saturday they're taking part in a "March for More," an event organized by
On Saturday, December 8 students will join RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, local leaders, teachers, staff, parents and community members as they march from Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School to the Capitol to demand an increase in state funding for education.
“We’re tremendously proud of each student who stood up today to share their truth and to demand more from the state,” said Superintendent Jason Kamras. “It’s time for the adults to listen to what they are telling us and to do right by our children. I’m honored to stand with them on Saturday, and every day, as we advocate for more funding from the Commonwealth of Virginia.”
"Having to listen to coughing and sneezing because of the mold on the AC unit or grab a chair from another classroom because there aren't enough. Unacceptable.," one student organizer said.
Students are encouraging Richmond residents to march with them this Saturday. It begins at 10 a.m. at MLK middle school on Mosby street.