Several Madison groups gathered on the Capitol square Saturday afternoon to be part of the national movement to “Save Our Schools.”
Rallies across the nation, including a march in Washington, D.C., were planned for the weekend to highlight what organizers feel is a crisis in public education.
Those who attended the rally said they want the political games to end in the nation’s capital when it comes to the debt ceiling impasse.
“I think the debt ceiling has something to do with public education,” said Todd Allan Price, an assistant professor at National-Louis University. “It’s showing where our misplaced priorities are. The debt ceiling has actually been raised many, many times before and the president could do that, but the problem is, is there’s a lot of gamesmanship going on.”