Students, teachers, counselors and staff members protest March 4 at the state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., against nationwide cuts in education.
Students, teachers, counselors and staff members protest March 4 at the state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., against nationwide cuts in education. Randy Pench / Sacramento Bee / MCT
Students, teachers, counselors and staff members protest March 4 at the state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., against nationwide cuts in education. Randy Pench / Sacramento Bee / MCT

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