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Thousands of students, teachers rally in Olympia to demand action on school funding

Teachers and supporters hold signs and cheer Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, during a rally in support of education funding at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

“Constitutional duty” was the rallying call of the approximately 5,500 people gathered, demanding full K-12 funding, in keeping with the McCleary state Supreme Court decision.

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