On Dec. 9th hundreds joined a national day of action for public education, and chose to make Corbett the focus. Since Corbett has taken office, public education in Pennsylvania has been under attack. More than a billion dollars has been taken from public education.
One Pittsburgh joined groups such as Action United, American Federation of Teachers, Great Public Schools Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network and Yinzercation in rallying with more than a hundred supporters of public education in Pittsburgh despite the freezing temperatures.
the Westinghouse High School marching band provided the rhythm and some dancing to keep everyone’s spirits up. Like many public schools across the country Westinghouse has funding problems that endanger their music program, making these particular students emblematic of the struggles education faces under Corbett.