Students, parents rally for education funding in White Plains

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WHITE PLAINS -

The cold weather didn't stop a group of students and parents from rallying outside White Plains court on Saturday to call for fair funding for education.

Attendees say Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream for education equality, and they were coming together to demand fair funding to fight for that dream.

Ossining parents claim that districts that are ethnically diverse are being ignored by the governor. They say a formula that was put together 10 years ago doesn't reflect today's needs.

Several officials joined the parents including Sen. David Carlucci and Senate Education Chair Shelly Mayer.

Organizers say the funding formula was put together 10 years ago, and hasn't been adjusted to suit the 15 percent increase in student enrollment. Ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the parents hoped to get the governor's attention as they say King's dream has yet to be fulfilled in their classrooms.

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