CHENEY — About 300 Eastern Washington University students and faculty turned out for a rally in Cheney to protest education budget cuts being considered by the state Legislature.
Lawmakers are still working out the details, but they’ve identified education as a major target for spending cuts as they work to fill a roughly $9 billion budget deficit.
Student organizer Matthew Holmes said Wednesday he understands the need for budget cuts. But he adds the cuts under discussion “could severely hurt our ability to produce competent, competitive workers for the future.”
Junior Whitney Sylvester, from Mercer Island, told the Spokesman-Review that education should be the No. 1 priority of Washington lawmakers.