We actually found free legal parking for this event!!! Thank you Jill for driving!. Hundreds of parents and students protested tonight at 26 Court Street.
One of the politicians, Kevin MCrea, has a good summary of the outrageous budget proposal on his blog, see excerpt below and follow the linked text to his blog for the rest.
In one of the most disingenuous and dishonest and non transparent moves I've ever seen in person the Mayor's spokesperson came to the school committee tonight and proposed a school budget of $786 million dollars for fiscal year 2010, which is 47 million dollars below what we are spending this year, even though the Mayor's own projected revenues are the same as this year!
In other words the Mayor is saying that he wants to cut teachers and school funding in order to increase spending on other areas of the budget!