Students Chant 'Save Our Schools' During Protest March To Capitol

May 18, 2016

For the second time this week Oklahoma City Public School students protested budget cuts to their education, but this time they marched all the way to the state Capitol.

It was mostly kids from Classen School of Advanced Studies, a public magnet school for kids interested in the arts. Some of their school programs, like guitar and piano, are being eliminated, or reduced, due to the state budget crisis, so they marched two-and-a-half miles from their school to the state Capitol to speak with legislators. 

"The point of it all, is we want to show the legislators the impact of the decision they have to make next week," said Thomas Massenat, the organizer of the protest. "We want them to know budget cuts are hurting our future and our generation."

Massenat, a senior at Classen SAS, tried to speak with the Governor, but she was not available at the time.  He also had a list of legislators he wanted to speak with. 

Over 1,000 students across multiple Oklahoma City Public Schools protested the budget cuts on Monday.