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Santa Barbara Teachers, Families Rally in Support

Santa Barbara parents, teachers and students gather near the Downtown Post Office on Tuesday afternoon to rally in support of more public education funding. (Lara Cooper / Noozhawk photo)

Santa Barbara parents, teachers and students rallied in front of the Downtown Post Office on Tuesday afternoon as part of the Educate Our State campaign, a push for more public education funding and support of Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed tax extensions.

Polly Pelly, mother of Peabody Charter School students, helped organize the rally.

“It’s desperately sad we’re at the bottom of the barrel for funding,” she said, referring to California’s rank as 47th in the country in per-pupil education funding.

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