Parents Concerned Over School Budget Cuts
CHARLOTTE,NC--Local parents made a plea to state lawmakers to not forget about the kids in the classroom when they slash the budget.
Parents joined community leaders Thursday in Latta Park to spread their message.
People concerned think even the strongest public schools in the state will suffer, which could mean over-crowded classrooms, fewer teacher assistants and fewer resources.
Former Congressman and State Superintendent, Bob Etheridge, " I think Raleigh has forgotten. I think it's time for them to wake up and citizens need to call attention to it and hold them accountable," says Etheridge.
People say another big concern is that budget cuts could translate into fewer kids being allowed to enroll in pre-K programs.