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Activists Protest Proposed Education Cuts And School Closures

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Protesters took to the streets in Center City Philadelphia on Monday.

They're angry at proposed cuts to education as well school closures throughout the region.

Fox 29's Bruce Gordon is live outside the Union League where Governors Corbett and Christie are expected for a fundraiser this evening.

There were many themes evident in the signs and chants from protestors who packed the sidewalk in front of the Union League, but among the loudest voices were those of education activists, who were angry at a school budget cut put in place by the guest of honor at the fundraiser , Gov. Chris Christie

Governor Christie began his day touring schools in Camden.

It was just about a year ago, that the Christie Administration orchestrated a state takeover of Camden schools, believing Trenton could fix years of financial mismanagement, low test scores and a sky-high drop-out rate.

At a noon event at Camden High, Christie was joined by the district superintendent, both claiming progress has been made.

"Now, there's a long way to go. We know that. We have a lot of work to do. But we've made some significant inroads in just the first year," said Governor Christie.

"We've begun to lay the foundation, brick-by-brick for the path ahead. We've right-sized and balanced our budget," said Camden Schools Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard.

Right-size is a term the governor uses when referring to Camden schools.

More than 300 teachers and administrators have been let go, in an effort to fill a 75-million dollar budget deficit.

"You have to right-size the district of Camden. And we simply have too many personnel for the number of students that we have," said Governor Christie.

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