Students protest cuts across the state
Many Garden State high school students walked out of classes today to protest cuts proposed by Gov. Chris Christie.
A Facebook page titled, "Protest NJ Education Cuts-State Wide School Walk Out," showed more than 18,000 confirmed members for today's walk out.
Students from high schools across the state are represented on the page.
At Montclair High School, students walked out in support of their teachers, who are at risk for being laid off due to budget cuts.
"We actually care about our education and hopefully it will open his eyes to what's really important in our lives," says Sharifa Morris, a junior at the school.
The protest comes one week after voters rejected 59 percent of the school budgets across the state.