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Teachers, students to lobby on school funding

MADISON (AP) -- Students, teachers, parents and others plan to march on the state Capitol in Madison Tuesday to lobby lawmakers about education issues.

The Walk on the Child's side has been happening for 10 years.

Participants say they plan to talk about problems in the state school funding system.

Tom Beebe is executive director of the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools which formed to advocate for school funding reforms. He says the current aid formula underfunds education, resulting in weakened schools.

The state budget proposal that passed the state Assembly on Saturday would cut state aid to education about 3 percent over the next two years. The Senate is expected to debate the budget this week.

Online Reporter: Donnie Forti

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